Apr

12 2021

to
Apr

18 2021

10th Beckerman Jewish Film Series: Crescendo

12:00AM - 11:30PM  

Contact Lindsey Barger
lbarger@jewishnewhaven.org

$ Cost $ 10.00

Register in advance for Crescendo, sponsored by Ruth and Bob Lesser

Directed by Dror Zahavi | Drama
Germany, 2020 | English, German
106 minutes
 
Viewing Dates: April 12 – 18 
 
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. 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, Academy-Award nominated director Dror Zahavi (“Alexander Penn”, “Everything for my Father”) directs this gripping drama as a constantly growing ‘crescendo’, rising the tension and conflicts until the last frame. Lead actor Peter Simonischek (“Toni Erdmann”) stars next to a highly convincing selection of up-and-coming actors like Daniel Donskoy (“Victoria”) and Sabrina Amali (“4 Blocks”), a remarkable theatrical movie and contribution to the world-wide efforts towards understanding, humanity and peace.