New York Jewish Film Festival


Tuesday, January 28, 2020
8:30 – 10:30 pm
Film at Lincoln Centre - Walter Reade Theatre - 165 West 65th St

When world-famous conductor Eduard Sporck (played by Toni Erdmann’s Peter Simonischek) accepts a job to help establish an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra, he steps into a firestorm of discord and mistrust. The two factions of young musicians have grown up in a state of conflict, with fear governing their perceptions of each other. With only three weeks of rehearsal, Sporck’s essential task becomes more interpersonal than musical: can the children of conflict come together in harmony? Director Dror Zahavi brings us a gripping, clear-eyed drama imbued with hope for understanding, humanity, and peace.

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Crescendo, Dror Zahavi, Germany, 2019, 106 min.

Courtesy of Menemsha Films.