Where Words fail, Music Speaks – Roots, Folk and World Music in Rudolstadt
German, Norwegian, Polish, English | Subtitles in English
Cinematography: Michel Links
Distribution: Rudolstadt Festival
Editing: Anne Jünemann
Producer: Petra Rottschalk
Sound: Paula Sell
Production: Rudolstadt Festival
Categories :FIFA Grand Panorama
For 25 years, the normally empty streets of the small German town of Rudolstadt have become an avalanche of sounds and colours spanning four long summer days and nights. The cultures of the world intertwine when 100,000 visitors and 1,200 artists come from around the globe to enjoy the special atmosphere of one of Europe's largest world music festivals. Before the camera, the musicians, visitors and organizers try to find the words to describe the very unique spirit that pervades the event. A musical journey full of poetic images and fabulous sounds, this film reveals the connecting power of music and the magic of being together.
Josephine Links was born in Berlin in 1983. After living in England and Japan, she studied European ethnology and film in Berlin from 2003 to 2007. In 2007, she became a student in film directing at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf; her graduate project was the documentary In The Beginning. Since then, she has worked as a freelance director. Her films have won a number of prizes and received recognition at international film festivals.
Filmography | The Blood We Saw (2016) ; Schiller On Tour (2014) ; In The Beginning (2013) ; With Me (2012) ; We Die (2011) ; En Casa – At Home (2010) ; After the Years (2010).
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Screening # 24