A documentary film about young Mozart pianists who, though very young, express strong and self-confident individualities. In 1767, an eleven-year old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed with his sister at a concert in Brno. This concert was the inspiration for the organization of the Amadeus international competition for young pianists. Ninety children, aged five to eleven, participated in this concert in 2005. The film follows eight of these children during the competition and also in their homes. The documentary primarily bears witness to the youngest contemporary generation of European children who are growing up to become surprisingly strong personalities.
Magic Flute Second Time
When the Magic Flute victoriously roamed through European opera houses after the death of its creator, J.W. Goethe decided to write a libretto of the second part of the opera. Since he did not find any composer of Mozart`s greatness in his time, the libretto remained uncomposed. The situation changed in 2005 when a newly reconstructed theatre from Mozart`s time opened in Brno, with an opera novelty on Goethe`s text. The music was written by a leading Czech minimalist composer Vít Zouhar, direction and artistic concept are from the Rocc workshop...
Grassroots: Prague Spring
In the late 1960s, Czechoslovaks trusted the communists and the Soviets. This is a documentary about a betrayal and its consequences which last to this day and split up the society.
Strange Young Lady
A portrait of one of the most interesting contemporary Czech composers, violinists and singers. Iva Bittová introduces her fragile musical world, influenced by minimalism as well as ethnic music. She begins her journey from her home in a small Moravian village and tours all over Europe to entertain audiences in a variety of venues with solo recitals and performances with DJs or large orchestras.
Janáček by Mackerras
In September 2009 will happen a historical musical event in Brno. At a special concert by Brno Philharmonics in Wannieck Gallery will be introduced the magnificent Janáček´s master piece, Glagolitic Mass. The conductor Sir Charles Mackerras is one of the leading personalities of world-wide conducting and also the most important expert od Janáček´s music. He was able to achieve popularity for his music in Great Brittain and otherwhere. Born in Australia, studied with Vaclav Talich in Prague in 1947 and after meeting with Janáček´s music he became the expert and also Czech language speaker. The film tries to catch up the athmosphere of the finale of his career and at one of his probably last concerts in Brno.