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Leonard Bernstein - A Genius Divided

Leonard Bernstein — A Genius Divided

Thomas Von Steinaecker

Germany, United States | 2018 | 53 min
English, German |
Subtitles: English
American composer, conductor and pianist, Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990) led the New York Philharmonic Orchestra for eleven years (1958 – 1969). This film pays homage to his remarkable career, painting an intimate and surprising portrait of an artist we thought we knew so well. Through interviews with his three children and close friends, we gradually uncover the many layers of Bernstein, learning about the challenges and difficulties he faced. He spent his life divided between his talent as a conductor and his desire to compose.
MANIFF, UK (2019)
Golden Prague Festival, Czech Republic (2018)

Last update in March 2019
Director Thomas Von Steinaecker
Author Thomas Von Steinaecker
Editing Volker Schaner
Sound mixing Jörn Steinhoff
Cinematography Christoph Valentien
Music Tim Allhoff Trio

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Thomas Von Steinaecker

Thomas Von Steinaecker