Crescendo – #Makemusicnotwar
Wednesday, 09.10., 8 pm, Cinecittà
When world-famous conductor Eduard Sporck 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…
Dror Zahavi was born in Tel Aviv in 1959. Thanks to a scholarship, he started studying direction at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF in 1982. His final project, Alexander Penn – Ich will sein in allem, was nomiated for the student Oscar in 1988. Despite this success, Zahavi moved back to Israel and mainly worked there as a film critic. In 1991, he eventually moved to Berlin, where he has been living and working as a director ever since.