Rehearsals

2015 | 60′ | documentary | IMDB

Without knowing each other in advance, 8 musicians from around the world spend some days together, improvising and rearranging the music of Maria Tănase, a Romanian cultural icon from the 20th century.

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Cast

Mehdi Aminian (Iran, ney)
Mehmet Polat (Turkey, oud)
Maria Casandra Hauși (Romania, special guest and lead singer)
Monica Mădaș (London-based Romania, lead singer)
Emmanuel Hovhannisyan (Armenia, duduk and zurna)
Aleix Tobias Sabater (Spain, percussion)
Meg Rosaleen Hamilton (UK, violin)
Ruven Ruppik (Germany, percussion)

Mehdi Aminian, Mehmet Polat, Emmanuel Hovhannisyan, Monica Mădaș,
Maria Casandra Hauși, Meg Rosaleen Hamilton, Aleix Tobias Sabater,
Ruven Ruppik.

Crew

Director, Cinematographer: Ana Vîjdea
Producer: Mário Gajo de Carvalho, Ana Vîjdea
Editors: Ana Vîjdea, Cosmin Nicoară
Sound recordist: Dan Ștefan Pârlog, Mário Gajo de Carvalho
Sound Designer: Mário Gajo de Carvalho
Additional camera: Răzvan Leucea
Music: Roots Revival Romania

Selections in film festivals and awards

55th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2015, (World Premiere).
29th Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, Estonia, 2015.
22nd Astra Film Festival, Romania, 2015.
8th Films on Art, Portugal, 2015.
12th East Silver Market, Czech Republic, 2015.
38th International Women’s Film Festival, Créteil, França, 18/27-03-2016. Resource Centre

Screening point IRIS

Festival Doc Shop, 22nd Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, Canada, 28-04-2016 / 8-05-2016. Market.
10th ETHNOCINECA – International Ethnographic and Documentary Film Festival Vienna, Austria, 2016. Main program.
29th Festival du Film de Vebron, Médiathèque “Video à la carte”, France. 19/23-07-2016. Market.
6th Balkan Film Food Festival, Albania, 2016. International Competition.
4th Parma International Music Film Festival, Italy, 2016. International Competition.