Runtime: 106 min
Release Date: 16 January 2020 (Germany)
Language: English, German
Genre: Drama

Official Site (Menemsha Films)

Screening Dates:
Screen Window Begins Wed. 11 @ 7pm – Fri. 11/13 @ 5 pm

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The Film

When a world famous conductor tries to create an Israeli-Palestinian orchestra, it takes all his skill and resources to overcome the discord and get them to play in harmony, rising to a tense and emotional finale. 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.


The Director

Dror Zahavi (born 6 February 1959) is an Israeli film director and screenwriter. He has directed more than 25 films and television shows since 1992. His 2008 film For My Father was entered into the 30th Moscow International Film Festival.


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