THE LOST LETTER, the feature film by Peter Delpeut and scriptwriter Stan Lapinski, has received a grant from The Netherlands Film Fund for script development. The film is inspired on the life of conductor Willem Mengelberg.
Willem Mengelberg was once a brilliant conductor, but between 1940 and 1945 he was lost in the extramusical reality of war and Nazism. Sequestered in the Swiss Alps he is surrounded by three women yearning for his love and attention. All three try to support him in his fight against the demons from his past. Music is ultimately the only thing he has.