EFM Screening ‘For the love of music in Georgia. The Paliashvili Music School in Tbilisi’
Presented by Accentus Music
Hardly any instrument can be tuned anymore, and many teachers are so old that they could be the great-grandparents of their students. Those who are allowed to step through the battered main entrance after the strict entrance examination do so with pride because former Paliashvili students regularly conquer the world’s stages. The violinist Lisa Batiashvili and pianist Khatia Buniatishvili were taught here. The children dream of such a success, their parents all the more so. The film accompanies the students and their teachers over the course of one school year. An observant and character-based documentary about a magical place.
© Tamuna Karumidze
GENRE Documentary MUSIC STYLE Classical music PRODUCTION YEAR 2018 DURATION 53 min RECORDING LOCATION Tbilisi (Georgia) DATE OF RECORDING June 2017 – June 2018 DIRECTOR Marita Stocker CAMERA Mitja Hagelüken CO-PRODUCTION COMPANIES Accentus Music, MDR CO-PRODUCERS Steffen Keitel, Günter Atteln DISTRIBUTION TV ARTE, MDR