BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
International documentary
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Going Against Fate

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Going Against Fate
Sveits / 2008 / 80 min
DIRECTOR:
Viviane Blumenschein
A fascinating film about Mahlers 6th symphony

GOING AGAINST FATE is a documentary that follows conductor David Zinman and Zurichs Tonhalle-Orchestra through rehearsals, concerts and recordings of Gustav Mahlers 6th symphony. Through extensive interviews with Zinman and the many musicians, we get a fascinating glimpse into the workings of a top ranked symphonic orchestra. And through Zinman's telling of tales from Mahler's life, we are also treated to a deeper understanding of the maestro himself.

Viviane Blumenschein

Viviane Blumenschein is a German documentary filmmaker who in 2008 directed her first two feature length films: GOING AGAINST FATE and DANCE FOR ALL, about a South African ballet troupe.