What is The Accompanist about?
Jason, at early 50s, middle-aged and once handsome, fluid sexuality, works as a piano accompanist at a local ballet studio. He is suffering from memories of a tragic car accident, and is dealing with his wife, Karen, who after moving out, is pushing for a divorce, although he doesn't want one. Although his children Max, 17, star athlete, and Isabella, 15, sensitive, wheelchair-bound, are supportive, Jason is still sad and depressed over the fracturing of the family. At the ballet studio where he works for ballet classes, he meets troubled ballet star, Brandon, who is looking for a comeback. The attraction is palpable. Brandon is impressed by Jason's "magic" music that somehow captivates the dancers at the studio and allows them to dance with added grace and elegance. However, Brandon's off-again, on-again boyfriend, Adam, who is also a dancer at the studio, is insanely jealous of the attraction evident between Brandon and Jason.