Produced by Uwe Dierks, Andrea Thilo, Thomas Grube
With actors Simon Rattle, Royston Maldoom, Susannah Broughton, Marie Theinert, Martin Eisentraut, Olayinka Shitu, Volker Eisenach, Miriam Pech
Available on DVD in Germany
RHYTHM IS IT! records the first big educational project of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle. The orchestra ventured out of the ivory tower of high culture into boroughs of low life for the sake of 250 youngsters. They had been strangers to classical music, but after arduous but thrilling preparation they danced to Stravinsky’s ‘Le Sacre du Printemps’ (‘The Rite of Spring’). Recorded with a breathtaking fidelity of sound, this film from Thomas Grube and Enrique Sánchez Lansch documents the stages of the Sacre project and offers deep insights into the rehearsals of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Links: IMDB, Film Portal
Genre(s): Classic Documentary;