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22.03. - 13:00,
Cinema House

Director:  Agnieszka Holland
Cinematography:  Ashley Rowe
Producers:  Sidney Kimmel, Stephen J. Rivele, Michael Taylor, Christopher Wilkinson
Screenplay:  Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson
Cast:  Ed Harris , Diane Kruger , Matthew Goode , Ralph Riach , Bill Stewart , George Mendel , Joe Anderson , Angus Barnett , Nicholas Jones , Phyllida Law
Production:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Anomaly Entertainment/Copying Beethoven/Eurofilm Studio/Sidney Kimmel Entertainment/VIP 2 Medienfonds
International distribution:  Myriad Pictures
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Copying Beethoven
Copying Beethoven
Copying Beethoven
USA-Germany-Hungary , 2006, 104 min, color
Awards:  San Sebastian 2006 - "Best Film" of CEC; Goya Awards 2007 – nomination for best European Film

Classical music aficionado or no, it's tough not to be moved by the soaring notes of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The work stands as both a defining highpoint in the composer's career and a dynamic and beguiling legacy of its era. An imaginative exploration of Beethoven's life in his final days working on the Ninth, Copying Beethoven draws inspiration from the music itself. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Agnieszka Holland, the film is both thrilling and romantic.

It is 1824. The composer is racing to finish his new symphony. However, it has been years since his last success and he is plagued by deafness, loneliness and personal trauma. A copyist is urgently needed to help the composer finish in time for the scheduled first performance - otherwise the orchestra will have no music to play. Insightful young conservatory student and aspiring composer Anna Holtz is recommended for the position. The mercurial Beethoven is skeptical that a woman might become involved in his masterpiece but slowly comes to trust in Anna's assistance. By the time the piece is performed - a moment in history captured in an exquisitely moving shot from Anna's perspective, as she sits on the orchestra floor helping the deaf Beethoven to keep time - her presence in his life is an absolute necessity. Her deep understanding of his work is such that she even corrects mistakes he has made, while her passionate personality opens a door into his proud, private world.

Agnieszka Holland
Agnieszka Holland was born in 1948 in Warsaw, Poland. She graduated from FAMU, where she studied directing. She began her career working with such master filmmakers as Krzysztof Zanussi and Andrzej Wajda and first gained notoriety in her native country as part of the Polish New Wave of filmmakers. She wrote several scripts with Wajda before directing her own films, which were soon winning international acclaim and many awards.
1981  Goraczka
1985  Bittere Ernte
1988  To kill a Priest
1990  Europa, Europa
1992  Olivier, Olivier
1993  The Secret Garden
1995  Total Eclipse
1997  Whashington Square
1999  The Third Miracle
2001  Golden Dreams
2002  Julie Walking Home
2006  Copying Beethoven
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