Event Date & Time
February 05, 2020
Opening night celebration and film.
Sponsored by Israel Investment Advisors
When world-famous conductor Eduard Sporck (Peter Simonischek) 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. Will Sporck succeed and make the young people forget their hatred, at least for the three weeks until the concert? With the first glimmer of hope, however, the political opponents of the orchestra show them how strong they are…
Loosely inspired by Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, this gripping drama builds as a constantly growing ‘crescendo,’ rising the tension and conflicts until the last frame.
- Opening night celebration
- Denver Premiere
About the film
- Drama/Music/Young Adults/Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
- Director: Dror Zahavi
- 2019/Germany/106 minutes
- English, German with English subtitles
VIP Reception followed by Program & Film at 7:00 pm