The film is a documentary story-within-a-story about the inhabitants of a retirement home and about their preserved memories. Our life is not just about big events, responsible decisions, parades and wars - it is about the so-called "trivia of life". It is a memory of life on the level of trivia and nuances. The inhabitants need not to pretend, embroider their stories, they have no illusions - because they will come very soon...
Arvo Pärt’s piece “Cecilia, Vergine Romana” was commissioned by the agency decreed by the Pope to be responsible for the preparation of the Holy Year in Rome. Our film captured the rehearsals for the piece in Rome, with composer Arvo Pärt, conductor Myung-Whum Chung, and presented by the Santa Cecilia Choir and Orchestra of the Academy of Rome.
Arvo Pärt’s piece “... which was the son of...” was commissioned for the concert tour of the European Cultural Capitols in 2000. Our film captures the Cultural Capitol youth choir Voices of Europe and their rehearsals in Reykjavik with conductor Thorgerdur Inngolfsdottir.