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When Silence Sings

When Silence Sings
Scene from "When Silence Sings" (photo © Magic Hour Creations/Transit Film)

When Silence Sings depicts, in a symphony of images, how silent films awaken to new life through music. In a documentary portrait, the film-obsessed composer and pianist, Aljoscha Zimmermann, reveals how his passionate work recreates the cine concert when his scores resound around the globe and audiences experience how silent films not only speak, but sing. The documentary accompanies the Russian-born artist to concert tours in Paris, Moscow and Berlin, to rehearsals and to his “piano and desk” in his atelier in Munich where the unique journey of images and new music begins.
Genre Music
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2005
Director Irina Goldstein
Screenplay Irina Goldstein
Cinematography Gerardo Milsztein
Rainer Schamel, Irina Goldstein
Cast Aljoscha Zimmermann, Sabrina Zimmermann, Markus Steiner, Giora Feidmann
Production Company Magic Hour Creations/Munich, in co-production with Transit Film/Munich, Bayerischer Rundfunk
Runtime 94 min
Format 35 mm, color, b&w
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Munich 2005
Awards FIPA Biarritz 2006
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern

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