Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds - The Conductor Zubin Mehta

Germany | 2016 | 89 min
German, English, Italian | Subtitles in English
Cinematography: Ankur Kapoor, Hans Albrecht Lusznat, Tobias Möller
Distribution: Unitel GmbH & Co. KG
Editing: Monika Abspacher
Narration: Osman Ragheb
Producer: Bettina Ehrhardt
Sound: Piet Grotelüschen, Samant Christopher Lakra
Production: Bce Films & More GmbH
 

Synopsis

Zubin Mehta, one of the world’s most charismatic conductors, is a true world citizen, navigating between cultures. Born in India, he has adopted Vienna as his "musical home." As the Music Director for Life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chief Conductor of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and honorary conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestras of Vienna and Berlin, Los Angeles and Munich, of the Berlin Staatskapelle and Bavarian State Orchestra, he ceaselessly commutes between continents. This film by Bettina Ehrhardt follows the maestro to some of the key places in his career, drawing an intimate and vivid portrait of an artist beloved by audiences and musicians alike.

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Bettina Ehrhardt

Bettina Ehrhardt is a documentary producer-director, author and journalist based in Munich. She completed a master’s in French literature and a degree in film at Université Lyon II. She has made films about artists such as Luigi Nono, Helmut Lachenmann, Pierre Boulez, Bernd Alois Zimmermann and Wolfgang Rihm. Many of her works have won international awards, and three were honoured at FIFA: Un sillage sur la mer – Abbado, Nono, Pollini (2001) received the Jury Award in 2002; L’action scénique de Luigi Nono (2004) received the award for Best Essay in 2005, and Kent Nagano: Montreal Symphony (2010) was named Best Canadian Film in 2010.
Filmography | Monk and Dionysos - The Composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann (2013) ; Nous voulions changer la république. L'homme politique libéral Gerhart Baum (2012) ; Myriades de sons, Pierre Boulez - Pli selon pli, Portrait de Mallarmé (2012) ; Je suis ton labyrinthe - Wolfgang Rihm . Nietzsche . Dionysos (2011) ; Kent Nagano - Montreal Symphony (2010) ; L'Élu du Vodoun - Celui à qui appartient la mer (2010) ; Où je n'ai jamais été. Le compositeur Helmut Lachenmann (2006) ; Intolleranza - Un regard sur l'action scénique de Luigi Nono (2004) ; Chick Corea and Bobby McFerrin: We Play (2004) ; Un sillage sur la mer - Abbado, Nono, Pollini (2001).

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12:30
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle principale
Screening # 40
Ayham Ahmad – The Pianist of Yarmouk
FIFA Grand Panorama

Ayham Ahmad – The Pianist of Yarmouk

Germany | 30 min | 2016

Arabic, English, German | Subtitles in English

Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds - The Conductor Zubin Mehta
FIFA Grand Panorama

Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds - The Conductor Zubin Mehta

Germany | 89 min | 2016

German, English, Italian | Subtitles in English

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18:00
UQAM - Salle Jean-Claude Lauzon
Screening # 78
Ayham Ahmad – The Pianist of Yarmouk
FIFA Grand Panorama

Ayham Ahmad – The Pianist of Yarmouk

Germany | 30 min | 2016

Arabic, English, German | Subtitles in English

Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds - The Conductor Zubin Mehta
FIFA Grand Panorama

Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds - The Conductor Zubin Mehta

Germany | 89 min | 2016

German, English, Italian | Subtitles in English

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