THE SINGING CITY

a film by Vadim Jendreyko

THE SINGING CITY

Germany | 2010 | 92:00 min

Formal Categories

Arts Music Social Issue

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
Singing in endless hallways. Behind the shelf with the wigs, the blood-filled refrigerator, a flock of elves chirp through the canteen, drums, trumpets, and the ubiquitous loudspeaker voices. Murmurings, big words, absurd dialogues, and every gesture counts.Underneath, down by the sewage system, enormous lifting equipment, a jubilant choir floats to the surface: THE SINGING CITY.
The film uses Calixto Bieito’s production of Parsifal in Stuttgart as a pretext for exploring the complex universe of a major opera house, and for observing the working lives of the people who populate this extraordinary environment. This is where visions meet the reality of the practicable; where each opera constitutes a Babylonian effort and a sensual pleasure.
Festivals/Awards
nominated for ’Grimme Preis’ 2011
Cast and Crew
  • Director Vadim Jendreyko
  • Screenwriter Vadim Jendreyko, Thiemo Hehl
  • Director of Photography Lothar Heinrich
Original Languages

German

Production Company
FILMTANK GmbH
Lippmannstr. 53, 22769 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 4318610

Fax: +49 40 43186111

filmtank@filmtank.de
http://www.filmtank.de
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