Sonata

A Film by Christine Jezior

Synopsis

Who dares to go unfamiliar ways and to visit unfamiliar places can find treasures that point to the future.

„Like shells on the beach“ John Cage has found his sounds. For his work „Sonatas and Interludes“ he fixed bolts, screws and rubber between the strings of his grand piano. This is how he created the tender, gamelan-like sounds he used to compose this piece of music. Everywhere are things waiting to be found, if you only dare to go unfamiliar paths and visit unfamiliar places. Old houses with overgrown entrances, fragile stairs, dusty attics. Whoever dares to search here will find unexpected treasures with which a futuric soundexperience can be produced on a traditional concert grand.

Director

  • Picture of Christine Jezior © Christine Jezior

    Christine Jezior

    Christine Jezior, born 1961 in Poland, is a film producer, film director and artists' agent. In 1986, she emigrated to Germany. She is the founder of the artists agency KONZERTAGENTUR 2000 and the co-founder of the film production company MAAM.TV. She is a prize winner of the TV award "Trzy korony". Her filmography includes numerous documentary films, such as "I'll Play It For You" (1st prize at the "Kameraton" festival for best biographical film), "Ida Haendel - This Is My Heritage" (nominated at the "DocMiami International" and the "Jewish Motifs" festivals), as well as "The Case of Ivo Pogorelich", "Why Competitions", "Hassan" "Pierwszy dzień", “The Haendel Variations” (nominated at the World Music and Independent Film) and “Remember the Sabbath Day, to Keep it Holy”.

Awards + Festivals

  • 1st ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)November 21, 2018
  • 4th "NO WORD" GRAFFI VISUAL CULTURES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vietri sul Mare, Italy)November 30, 2018
  • 4th NEAR NAZARETH FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Afula, Israel)December 2, 2018
  • 3rd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 29, 2018
  • *BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE SEASON*
    2nd THINKING HAT FICTION CHALLENGE SEASON 1 (Official Selection, Kolkata, West Bengal, India)February 10, 2019
  • *BEST MUSIC VIDEO*
    1st SOUTH EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, Valencia, Spain)February 16, 2019
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM*
    2nd MOSCOW SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)February 28, 2019
  • 2nd HOT SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hot Springs National Park, AR, USA)March 30, 2019
  • 3rd RGU FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK)March 31, 2019
  • 20th SHORT FILM DAYS SCHWEINFURT (Official Selection, Schweinfurt, Germany)April 18, 2019
  • 5th SANTA CRUZ INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rio Gallegos, Argentina)April 19, 2019
  • 51st FOTOGRAMMA D’ORO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Messina, Italy)May 22, 2019
  • 7th SHORTS@FRINGE - AZORES FRINGE FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Azores, Portugal)May 24, 2019
  • 8th INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKER FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK (Official Selection, New Jersey, NY, USA)May 27, 2019
  • 6th ART COLOR DIGITAL CINEMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)May 31, 2019
  • 3rd BUDDHA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2019
  • 1st NORTHEAST MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dillard, Georgia, USA)June 14, 2019
  • 8th CARDIFF MINI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cardiff, United Kingdom)June 22, 2019
  • 8th ON ART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)July 5, 2019
  • 4th SACRAMENTO UNDERGROUND FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sacramento, CA, USA)July 25, 2019
  • ANABELLE MUNRO’S MOST IMPORTANT FILMS (Official Selection, Las Vegas, USA)July 26, 2019
  • 1st WEST EUROPE - FUSION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)August 17, 2019
  • AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Trimstein, Switzerland)November 15, 2019

Crew

Director
Christine Jezior
Screenplay
Christine Jezior
Producer
Christine Jezior, MAAM TV
Director of Photography
Bartosz Bialobrzeski
Costume Design
Claudia Janet Birkholz
Sound
Matthias Nordhorn
Editor
Bartosz Bialobrzeski
Sound Design
Matthias Nordhorn
Music
John Cage

Cast

Claudia Janet Birkholz

Details

Running Time
3:22 min
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo 2.0

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Christine Jezior
jezior@t-online.de
www.MAAM.TV