Recounts how Chinese composer Tan Dun wrote the opera Tea, a tragic love story set against the background of the Japanese tea ceremony. He combines eastern and western composition techniques with musical ideas to create a unique sounding fusion between two great musical traditions. Beautifully crafted by Frank Scheffer, Tea includes interviews of Tan Dun, Librettist Xu Ying and Director Pierre Audi, as well as performances with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Dutch Chamber Orchestra conducted by the composer himself.
Directed by Frank Scheffer
Portraits of five Chinese composers widely regarded as the founders of Chinese contemporary music: Tan Dun, Chen Qigang, Guo Wenjing, Mo Wuping and Qu Xiaosong. Children of Mao’s cultural revolution, a troubled time when classical music was forbidden in China, they grew up listening to local folk songs and the Communist Party’s revolutionary operas.
Directed by Eline Flipse
Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.
Filmed in China, New York, Paris and the Netherlands, Broken Silence won the Grand Prix Visions du Réel in Nyon (Switzerland) 1996, the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma award in Montreal and the Best Discovery Documentary award