Towards Silence

  • 8.5 10
  • 2018
  • 9min

In this film we follow the Musical Director of the Paris Opera and the Paris Opera Orchestra during rehearsals for ustav Mahler’s Symphony n°9 whose interpretation is paradoxically based on... silence.

Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Visions du Réel

Towards Silence. The interpretation of a symphony based on...silence

After the release of the documentary film “L’Opéra” in April 2017, the film director followed the Musical Director of the Paris Opera and the Paris Opera Orchestra during rehearsals for Gustav Mahler’s Symphony n°9 whose interpretation is paradoxically based on silence.

“Filming Philippe Jordan is like a waking dream. He occupies the frame, he bursts from the frame, he is simultaneously totally present in the music, and elsewhere, connected to some invisible forces,” says the filmmaker about filming the conductor.

Production Companies

Les Films Pelléas)