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This section​ presents music documentary films that closely portray the lives of famed musicians and situate them in their respective cultures. The session introduces interesting music documentaries: This year, we have on our lineup < Festival >, a film about the finals of the 12th International Music Festival Chopin and His Europe where the Korean pianist Cho Seong-jin performed; < If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film about Lynyrd Skynyrd >, the story of the legendary band Lynyrd Skynyrd which lost its members in a tragic plane crash; < The Man behind the Microphone >, a film profiling a grandfather who once was a singer that represented Morocco; and other fascinating music documentaries that capture the lives and art of classical music artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Mstislav Rostropovich and Maria Callas and film music composers including Alexandre Desplat, Jean-Claude Petit and Mark Isham. 

Total Counts : 9

Festival

Anna Gawlita, Tomasz Wolski

Poland | 2017 | 84min | DCP | Color | Documentary | Classic | International Premiere

If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film about Lynyrd Skynyrd

Stephen Kijak

USA | 2018 | 95min | DCP | Color | Documentary | Rock | Asian Premiere

Itzhak

Alison Chernick

USA | 2017 | 83min | DCP | Color, B&W | Documentary | Classic | Asian Premiere

Maria by Callas

Tom Volf

France | 2017 | 113min | DCP | Color, B&W | Documentary | Classic, Opera | Asian Premiere

MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH, the Indomitable Bow

Bruno Monsaingeon

France | 2017 | 79min | DCP | Color, B&W | Documentary | Classic | Asian Premiere

PACHAMANKA - SINGING FOR FREEDOM

Markus Toth

Austria | 2017 | 67min | DCP | Color | Documentary | World Music | Asian Premiere

Silvana

Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring, Christina Tsiobanelis

Sweden | 2017 | 94min | DCP | Color | Documentary | Hip-hop | Asian Premiere

The Man behind the Microphone

Claire Belhassine

UK, Tunisia, Qatar | 2017 | 98min | DCP | Color, B&W | Documentary | World Music | Korean Premiere

Zuzana: Music is Life

Harriet Gordon Getzels, Peter Getzels

USA, Czech Republic | 2017 | 89min | DCP | Color, B&W | Documentary | Classic | Asian Premiere

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