Silenced – Composers in Revolutionary Russia

Germany | 2016 | 55 min
Russian, German, English | Subtitles in English
Cinematography: Thomas Frischhut
Distribution: Accentus Music GmbH
Cast: Vladimir Stoupel
Editing: Steffen Herrmann
Producer: Paul Smaczny
Sound: Eduard Jan, Christopher Tarnow, Christoph Wonneberger
Production: Accentus Music GmbH
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Synopsis

Presented in partnership with ICI ARTV

The documentary series Music in Times of War and Revolution explores the connections between music and politics. In this second segment, Anne-Kathrin Peitz explores the lives and the work of a lesser-known generation of Russian composers that includes Arthur Lourié, Nikolai Roslavets, Alexander Mosolov, Sergei Prokofiev, Leon Theremin and Arseny Avraamov. Adventurous, flirting with futurism and deconstructing conventional musical codes, this avant-garde group, which lived through the First World War, the October Revolution and the birth of the Soviet Union under Stalin, was banned, forgotten or erased from the musical map. They are rediscovered here in a skillfully crafted film that looks at Russia past and present, music and life, cultural and political contexts and individual destinies.

Directors

Anne-Kathrin Peitz

Anne-Kathrin Peitz studied English and theatre in Berlin and Leeds. She first worked as a journalist and then in public relations at the Leipzig and Stuttgart opera houses. At the Stuttgart State Opera, she initiated the documentary film Singende Stadt, about the everyday life of a German opera house. Her work as a producer and writer includes the award-winning documentary John Cage – Journeys in Sound (2012). She made her directorial debut with Sounds of the Sidewalk – On the Road with Buskers in 2013. Her latest work, Satiesfictions – Promenades with Erik Satie (2014), has received several awards.
Filmography | Satiesfictions – Promenades with Erik Satie Documentary (2014) ; Sounds of the Sidewalk – On the Road with Buskers (2013) ; John Cage – Journeys in Sound (2012).

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18:00
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal - Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
Screening # 27
Presented by ICI ARTV + Danse Danse
Silenced – Composers in Revolutionary Russia
FIFA Competition

Silenced – Composers in Revolutionary Russia

Germany | 55 min | 2016

Russian, German, English | Subtitles in English

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Norway | 25 min | 2015

Russian | Subtitles in English

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20:45
Pointe-à-Callière, cité d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal
Screening # 85
Presented by ICI ARTV + Danse Danse
Silenced – Composers in Revolutionary Russia
FIFA Competition

Silenced – Composers in Revolutionary Russia

Germany | 55 min | 2016

Russian, German, English | Subtitles in English

Varicella
FIFA Competition

Varicella

Norway | 25 min | 2015

Russian | Subtitles in English

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