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Apr 1, 2020 - Apr 30, 2020

Film music document Makanna (online premiere)

Music documentary film from the orchestra performance MAKANNA, based on the novel of the Jewish writer Jiří Weil, about the rise and fall of the 7th century false prophet with his face covered with the green veil and his eyes glowing as embers.

 

1h 4 min, 2015, Czech Republic
Director: František Brikcius

Music documentary film MAKANNA, based on the novel of the Jewish writer Jiří Weil (1900 - 1959), from the concert performance of the ballet MAKANNA, composed by composer Irena Kosíková for voice (Jan Židlický), solo cello (František Brikcius) and orchestra (Jan Talich - conductor, Talich Chamber Orchestra), was held at the Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia under the auspices of Sir Tom Stoppard and Václav Havel.

The film premier took place at the Vaclav Havel Library in Prague to commemorate the 115th anniversary of birth of the Jewish writer Jiří Weil. Under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague 1, the premiere was part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, the 17th Poetry Day Festival and the 4th Festival Brikcius. It was recently screened in Beijing (the 9the European Union Film Festival in China), in Lisbon (MUVI - International Music Film Festival in Portugal) and in Mexico (FIC AUTOR - Author's International Film Festival).

The novel Makanna - The Father of Miracles describes the rise and fall of a historical person - the 7th century false prophet. ........ "Unearthed from ancient times, this unfamiliar oriental world becomes in this novel a living, colourful picture reminding us of not-so-distant historical tyranny. The novel Makanna was written in 1940 and published in 1941 under a cover name, whose owner was tortured to death in Mauthausen."

Music documentary film MAKANNA (online premiere):
WATCH IT HERE
There are English (Czech, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese!) subtitles available (you can turn them on by clicking the subtitles/captions icon at the bottom of the video).


Official selection: WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2019 - "London Borough of Culture meets Classical Music"FIC AUTOR - Festival Internacional de Cine de Autor 2017, MexicoMedFF - Mediterranean Film Festival 2017Festival Brikcius - the 6th Chamber Music Concert Series in Prague & Daniel Pearl World Music Days 2017MUVI - Festival Internacional de Música no Cinema Lisbon 2016, PortugalEUFF - the 9th European Union Film Festival Beijing 2016, ChinaICMA - International Christian Music Awards 2016Colossus Film Festival - Best Music Video 2016SABC - Ekurhuleni International Film Festival 2016PolishFest - Polish International Film Festival 2016


Director Biography - Frantisek Brikcius

Czech cellist, artistic director and independent film-maker František Brikcius created his first music documentary film MAKANNA (in the cooperation with the Jewish Museum in Prague and under the auspices of Sir Tom Stoppard and Václav Havel) in 2015. It's based on the novel of the Jewish writer Jiří Weil, about the rise and fall of the 7th century false prophet with his face covered with the green veil and his eyes glowing as embers. Recently he is working on new music documentary film eSACHERe (2017).

More details HERE

Soundtrack via iTunes, Spotify and SupraphOnLine



 

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