Film Fest: Crescendo
16 June 2020 - 17 June 2020
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2019 • 106 min. • Drama • Hebrew/Arabic/German/Yiddish
When world-famous conductor Eduard Sporck (Peter Simonischek, Toni Erdmann) accepts the job to create an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra, he is quickly drawn into a tempest of sheer unsolvable problems. Having grown up in a state of war, suppression or constant risk of terrorist attacks, the young musicians from both sides are far from able to form a team. Lined up behind the two best violinists – the emancipated Palestinian Layla and the handsome Israeli Ron – they form two parties who deeply mistrust each other, on and off-stage alike.
Winner: Audience Award @ 2020 San Diego JFF; Rheingold Audience Award @ 2019 Festival of German Films, Ludwigshafen; Gershon Klein Award for Best German Film With Jewish Issue @ 2019 JFF Berlin & Brandenburg