Frank Scheffer ::   “I’m going to make the impossible, possible”, or Mahler in the Persian world. The story of how director Nader Mashayekhi founded a classical music orchestra in Iran. His interrupted (and dangerous dream) becomes a film filled with poetry and change. " />

Gozaran - Time Passing

Germany, Netherlands / 87 min. / 2011 / German, Farsi


 

“I’m going to make the impossible, possible”, or Mahler in the Persian world. The story of how director Nader Mashayekhi founded a classical music orchestra in Iran. His interrupted (and dangerous dream) becomes a film filled with poetry and change. 

“I’m going to make the impossible, possible”, or Mahler and Cage in the Persian world. After spending thirty years in Vienna, orchestra director Nader Mashayekhi returns to his native Tehran, to try and live out a dream: setting up a western classical music orchestra in Iran. Or, in his own words: “We’re going to turn the last 150 years around. So European culture comes to us.” Everyone including his father (a retired poet) warns him that he’s dicing with disastrous consequences. Gozaran Time Passing relates his epic journey, his dreams, and his aspirations, and accompanies him at every turn and tribulation (because music may not be as universal as they say). During this voyage, we see the orchestra director take almighty risks (contracting female trumpeters who have kept their passion under wraps for years), while he muses over profound concepts (“We could develop a new attitude as listeners because we have no inherited inhibitions”), and beloved musicians. A film bursting with poetry and change that dislodges common places and rebuilds “a new vision for a new generation.”

 

 

Frank Scheffer is a veteran Dutch director with tens of films and bout classical and contemporary music from the 20th century, under his belt, among them is the famousConducting Mahler (1996) and the collaboration with John Cage: Stoperas ½ (1987

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Showing format

Participation
in festivals
IDFA 2011, DOCS (YEAR), Vancouver International Film Festival (YEAR), Dok.Fest Munchen (YEAR)

Leadings
Nader Mashayekhi, Tehran Symphony Orchestra

Screenwriter(s)
Frank Scheffer, Michael Dreyer

Editor(s)
Riekje Ziengs , Frank Scheffer

Camera
Melle van Essen

Sound designer
Mark Glynne

Music Composer
Harold Jalving

Producer
Pieter van Huystee

Film company
Pieter van Huystee Film

Film distributor
Pieter van Huystee Film

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