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k.364 A Journey by Train

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George Geddes

Synopsis

The film k.364 is a portrait of a piece of music. It traces the journey made by Avri Levitan and Roi Shiloach 'musicians of Polish Jewish origin' as they return to the lands their parents fled in 1939.
 
It is a journey through a landscape and a past that is still only vaguely resolved for the protagonists. We accompany the musicians as they leave Berlin, travel through the town of Poznan, where the former Synagogue is still used as a swimming pool. The journey takes them to the Warsaw concert hall to perform Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante in E Flat Major with the Polish National chamber orchestra.
 
The film begins with a collage of sounds and abstract images from the municipal swimming pool of Poznan which was, in fact, originally built as a synagogue in 1907. Then the introduction to the protagonists' Levitan, the violist and Shiloah, the violinist' as they take on the appearance of apparitions, shot in detail, through the reflection of the windows of the train as it travels over a desolate landscape which quickly becomes the canvas for another journey to take place - a journey of ideas, memories and music.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
70 mins
Format
HD
Director
Douglas Gordon
Producer
Douglas Gordon, Philippe Parreno
Co-Producer
Douglas Gordon, Philippe Parreno
Editor
Sari Ezouz
Director of Photography
Goerge Geddes
Sound
Paul Oberl
Music
Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E Flat Majo
Principal Cast
Avri Levitan, Roi Shiloach

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