Kinshasa Symphony – Ein klassisches Orchester im Kongo

Kinshasa Symphony – Ein klassisches Orchester im Kongo

Deutschland 2009/2010, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Albert Matubenza is a musician. He has explained the score and their instrument to many a string player – although he himself is a guitarist and plays neither the violin nor the cello. He is currently making a new double bass for his ensemble. Many of the other artisans among the members of the orchestra have since compiled an amazing array of homemade tools to repair their instruments. The musicians also make the clothes they wear for their performances, procure the scores and make sure there’s someone to feed and take care of the children during their long evening rehearsals. Most of the orchestra’s members are either amateurs or self-taught musicians. Even those who have been fortunate enough to have had professional training and find regular work still find themselves struggling to survive in the city of Kinshasa with its population of eight million. For many the day begins at six o’clock in the morning – often much earlier. Nonetheless, rehearsals go on until late at night, almost every day.

Armand Diangienda – a pilot by trade and the orchestra’s founder – is their conductor. His grandfather was the one who inspired him to found the orchestra. And nowa days as many as two hundred musicians take to the stage to perform at "Orchestre Symphonique Kimanguiste" concerts. The orchestra intends to hold a grand open air concert commemorating the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Independence Day. An audience of several thousand is expected to attend. The programme includes Beethoven’s Ninth, 'Carmina Burana', as well as works by Dvoøák and Verdi. The rehearsals, their collective music-making and, finally the orchestra’s concert performance combine to convey the strength and determination with which Congolese civil society seeks to liberate itself from the vicious circle of colonial oppression, tyranny, poverty and war.

Source: 60. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Claus Wischmann, Martin Baer
Screenplay:Claus Wischmann (Konzept)
Director of photography:Martin Baer, Michael Dreyer
Editing:Peter Klum
Sound design:Pascal Capitolin
Sound:Jan Schmiedt, Pascal Capitolin, Karsten Hoeffer
Music:Jan Tilman Schade
Participation:Altert Matubenza, Armand Diangienda
Production company:sounding images GmbH (Berlin)
in association with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) (Berlin + Potsdam), Télévision Suisse Italienne (Lugano)
Producer:Stefan Pannen, Holger Preuße
Producer (TV):Jutta Krug (WDR), Lothar Mattner (WDR), Petra Schmitz (RBB)
Producer:Stefan Pannen
Unit production manager:Karl-Martin Lötsch
Production assistant:Sabine Füllborn
Shoot:: Kinshasa
Original distributor:Edition Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Media Plus Programm (EU)
Length:2692 m, 98 min
Format:35 mm , 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 26.08.2010, 124198, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 17.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Spezial;
Kinostart (DE): 23.09.2010

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Kinshasa Symphony – Ein klassisches Orchester im Kongo

Versions

Original

Length:2692 m, 98 min
Format:35 mm , 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 26.08.2010, 124198, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 17.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Spezial;
Kinostart (DE): 23.09.2010
 

Awards

FBW 2010
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
 
Festival des deutschen Films, Ludwigshafen 2010
Publikumspreis (ex aequo >Renn, wenn Du kannst<)
 
Open Dok Film Festival Turnhout, Belgien 2010
Lobende Erwähnung
 
Erasmus Euro Media Awards, Wien 2010
Gütesiegel
 
Festival de Cine Alemán, Buenos Aires 2010
Publikumspreis
 
Phoenix Dokumentarfilmpreis, Bonn 2010
Lobende Erwähnung
 
Jecheon International Music&Film Festival, Jecheon (Süd Korea) 2010
Großer Preis
 
Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada 2010
Most Popular Nonfiction Film Award
 
International Documentary Film Festival Flahertiana, Perm (Russland) 2010
Jurypreis
 
Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA 2010
Großer Preis, Beste Kamera