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ST MATTHEW MISSION OF REINBERT DE LEEUWs by Cherry Duyns
ST MATTHEW MISSION OF REINBERT DE LEEUW

ST MATTHEW MISSION OF REINBERT DE LEEUW

ST MATTHEW MISSION OF REINBERT DE LEEUW
Cherry Duyns    

Cherry Duyns follows composer Reinbert de Leeuw from first rehearsals through to performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion in Amsterdam's Nieuwe Kerk.


Pianist and composer Reinbert de Leeuw (78) has devoted his life to modern classical music, from Schönberg to Ustvolskaya. Now he turns to Bach and the St Matthew Passion. For months he studied the music score, incessantly and obsessively. Filmmaker Cherry Duyns follows de Leeuw from the first rehearsals with orchestra, choir and soloists to the touching performance in Amsterdam’s Nieuwe Kerk. A film about the mystery and enchantment of music - and the zeal of musicians.             

75' / colour

Original title: DE MATTHÄUS MISSIE VAN REINBERT DE LEEUW
Prod: Interakt Productions
Sc: Cherry Duyns
D.O.P.: Erik van Empel
Completed: September 2016
Language: Dutch

Cherry Duyns:

a.o. THE DREAM OF THE BEAR (2001, doc), DE WORDING (1988, doc) Award: Best Doc Chicago IFF, Golden Calf Best Doc Netherlands FF.

Interakt Productions
Ph: +31 20 623 7982
interakt@interakt.nl
www.interakt.nl

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