When a world-famous conductor tries to create an Israeli-Palestinian orchestra, it takes all his skill and resources to overcome the discord and get them to play in harmony.

When world-famous conductor Eduard Sporck accepts the job to create an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra, he is quickly drawn into a tempest of sheer unsolvable problems. Having grown up in a state of war, suppression or constant risk of terrorist attacks, the young musicians from both sides are far from able to form a team. Lined up behind the two best violinists – the emancipated Palestinian Layla and the handsome Israeli Ron – they form two parties who deeply mistrust each other, on and off-stage alike. Will Sporck succeed and make the young people forget their hatred, at least for the three weeks until the concert? With the first glimmer of hope, however, the political opponents of the orchestra show them how strong they are…

Inspired by Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, award-winning filmmaker Dror Zahavi (“Alexander Penn”, “For My Father”) directs this gripping drama as a constantly growing ‘crescendo’, the tension and conflicts rising until the last frame. European Film Award-winner Peter Simonischek (“Toni Erdmann”) stars next to a highly talented collection of up-and-coming actors including Daniel Donskoy (“Victoria”) and Sabrina Amali (“4 Blocks”). A remarkable movie and contribution to the global efforts towards understanding, humanity and peace.

GUEST SPEAKER Screenwriter Stephen Glantz

Sunday, June 27, 7:30 pm

Screenwriter Stephen Glantz

Screenwriter Stephen Glantz, CRESCENDO, will join us for a Q&A at 7:30 pm
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