Dir: Dror Zahavi, Germany, 2019, 106 min. Götz Otto, Peter Simonischek, Bibiana Beglau.
In German, Hebrew, Arabic and English with English subtitles
When world-famous conductor Eduard Sporck accepts a job to help establish an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra, he steps into a firestorm of discord and mistrust. The two factions of young musicians have grown up in a state of conflict, with fear governing their perceptions of each other. With only three weeks of rehearsal, Sporck’s essential task becomes more interpersonal than musical: can the children of conflict come together in harmony? Director Dror Zahavi brings us a gripping, clear-eyed drama imbued with hope for understanding, humanity, and peace. Inspired by true stories.