Beethoven Lives Upstairs is a Canadian 1992 HBO Original Films TV movie produced and directed by David Devine. Based on a very popular children’s audio recording written and directed by Barbara Nichol, the film stars Illya Woloshyn as Christoph, a young boy who develops a friendship with composer Ludwig van Beethoven (Neil Munro), a boarder in the boy’s parents’ house. The movie was shot in Prague in the Czech Republic and has been broadcast in over 110 countries in numerous languages. The film won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Program in 1993. A family friendly movie for ages 6 and up. Running time: 52 minutes.
Presented by The Princeton Festival Guild, in partnership with the Princeton Public Library, in advance of The Princeton Festival’s June 18 & 25 production of Beethoven’s opera Fidelio.