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Director Daniel Kutschinski
Germany / 95 min. / 2015 / French. German, English


The backstage life of the prestigious French string quartet Quatuor Èbéne is a unique and captivating testimony of the demands, creative process and clash of personalities in the classical music elite.

 

Rather than focusing on their stage performances or reviewing the more than twenty-year career of Quatuor Èbéne, a quartet recognized worldwide for the rigor and hallmark performances of Mozart, Beethoven or Bartók and for its approaches to contemporary and jazz, this documentary takes us behind the scenes to observe – at point blank range – the musical and human process that as spectators we cannot see. Rehearsals, trips, breaks, master lessons and musical debates, with Bolzano, Perugia, Florence, Siena, Salzburg and Berlin as a backdrop. Their day-to-day life invites us to discover, with voyeuristic pleasure, how and how intensely one lives in a first-class string quartet. An absorbing and detailed insight into their working methods, rigor, ambition and perfectionism, their heated arguments on how to focus each piece, the tension between different personalities with polemic desires (eat or be eaten) to the satisfaction or dissatisfaction after a concert: in a nutshell, the joy and suffering that follows musical creation.

 

29 OCT, 19:30: PRESENTATION BY THE DIRECTOR + TALK

 

Sunday 27th October- Warm up with Flea Mark (Radio Flea) 


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Details
Subtitles
VOSE

Section
Excedlents


Showing format

Premios
Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival 2015 (Best Documentary Award)

Participation
in festivals
Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival 2015 (Best Documentary Award) DocPoint Helsinki 2016 DOK.fest Munich 2016 (Best Attended Film) EPOS - International Art Film Festival, Tel Aviv, 2019

Leadings
Quatuor Ebène https://www.quatuorebene.com/

Editor(s)
Andrea Schönherr

Camera
Arnd Buss-von Kuk

Sound designer
Jörg Elsner

Producer
Daniel Kutschinski, Ingo Fliess

Film company
Kutschinski Filmprodukton

Film distributor

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