DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

Resonance


Resonance




CATALOGUE TEXT
Music can trigger the deepest and most secret emotions in us, be a physical, mental or spiritual experience – for the musicians who create it, too. Aspiring singers take private lessons to reach the highest level of classical singing. The film follows three renowned voice and singing teachers and their students over the course of a semester. It is tough physical training, hours of practice, breathing, finding the exactly right positions of tongue and jaws. Because ultimately the magic of extreme emotionality can be produced only on the basis of technical perfection, by pouring ones personality into it, by an interplay of effort and the ability to let go.

Though we learn little about the singers, listening primarily to their voices, we feel the intensity and intimacy that arises between teacher and student in these kinds of private lessons – an atmosphere in which something great, transcendent is being built. The light and usually quiet concrete building of one of the three music academies visited by Itay Marom for his film seems almost like a Zen monastery.

Frederik Lang



Awarded with the DEFA Sponsoring Prize.


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Credits
Original Title: Resonance Country: Israel, Germany Year: 2019 Language: English, German Subtitle: English Runtime: 56 min. Format: DCP Color: Colour Director: Itay Marom Producer: Itay Marom Cinematographer: Itay Marom Editor: Sunjha Kim, Itay Marom Sound: Rotem Dror Website: filmresonance.com
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