Music when played by violinist Janine Jansen comes straight from heaven. A top career, however, requires a lot of hard work.
Even heavenly music is subject to the banalities of the market place. The artist struggles to achieve the best performance – what is paramount, perfect intonation or an interpretation straight from the heart? Meanwhile the music business has its own battles to win, using any means to hand. Janine Jansen lives for her music. “I give all, and that is how it should be”. Still, there are limits, but where will she draw the line?
Dir: Paul Cohen
Prod: IDTV Docs
Sc: Paul Cohen, David van Tijn
D.O.P.: Paul Cohen
Completed: October 2010
Language: Dutch/English/French/German (English subtitles)
a.o. DUTCH HEROES (2001, short doc) Awards: Golden Calf for Best Short Documentary Netherlands FF, THE SAVED (1998, doc) Awards: Comenius Award Vienna, Dutch Documentary Award, THE WINNERS (1996, doc) Awards: Best Long Documentary & Audience Award FF Nyon, PART TIME GOD (1993, doc).
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