Music documentary film from the orchestra performance MAKANNA, based on the novel of the Jewish writer Jiří Weil, about the rise and fall of the 7th century false prophet with his face covered with the green veil and his eyes glowing as embers.
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Music documentary film MAKANNA, based on the novel of the Jewish writer Jiří Weil (1900 - 1959), from the concert performance of the ballet MAKANNA, composed by composer Irena Kosíková for voice (Jan Židlický), solo cello (František Brikcius) and orchestra (Jan Talich - conductor, Talich Chamber Orchestra), was held at the Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia under the auspices of Sir Tom Stoppard and Václav Havel.
The film premier took place at the Vaclav Havel Library in Prague to commemorate the 115th anniversary of birth of the Jewish writer Jiří Weil. Under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague 1, the premiere was part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, the 17th Poetry Day Festival and the 4th Festival Brikcius. It was recently screened in Beijing (the 9the European Union Film Festival in China), in Lisbon (MUVI - International Music Film Festival in Portugal) and in Mexico (FIC AUTOR - Author's International Film Festival).
The novel Makanna - The Father of Miracles describes the rise and fall of a historical person - the 7th century false prophet. ........ "Unearthed from ancient times, this unfamiliar oriental world becomes in this novel a living, colourful picture reminding us of not-so-distant historical tyranny. The novel Makanna was written in 1940 and published in 1941 under a cover name, whose owner was tortured to death in Mauthausen."
For more details visit http://Festival.Brikcius.com , https://filmfreeway.com/MAKANNA and http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5346634 .
Music documentary film MAKANNA (online premiere):
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WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2019 - "London Borough of Culture meets Classical Music"
FIC AUTOR - Festival Internacional de Cine de Autor 2017, Mexico
MedFF - Mediterranean Film Festival 2017
Festival Brikcius - the 6th Chamber Music Concert Series in Prague & Daniel Pearl World Music Days 2017
MUVI - Festival Internacional de Música no Cinema Lisbon 2016, Portugal
EUFF - the 9th European Union Film Festival Beijing 2016, China
ICMA - International Christian Music Awards 2016
Colossus Film Festival - Best Music Video 2016
SABC - Ekurhuleni International Film Festival 2016
PolishFest - Polish International Film Festival 2016
Colortape International Film Festival 2017
IndustryBOOST Competition - Indie Wise 2016
Los Angeles CineFest 2016
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Czech
Jan TalichKey Cast“Jan Talich - Conductor”eSACHERe
Frantisek BrikciusKey Cast“Frantisek Brikcius - Cello”eSACHERe
Jan ZidlickyKey Cast“Jan Zidlicky - Narrator”
Talich Chamber OrchestraKey Cast
Project Type:Documentary, Feature, Music Video
Genres:Music Documentary Film, Classical Music, Contemporary Music, Ballet, Jewish, Music, Czech, Cello, Orchestra, Composer, Prague, Documentary
Runtime:1 hour 4 minutes 12 seconds
Completion Date:November 2, 2015
Country of Origin:Czech Republic
Country of Filming:Czech Republic
Shooting Format:Digital (DCP, H.264, ...)
Festival BrikciusVaclav Havel Library, Prague, Czech Republic
November 2, 2015
The film premier took place at the Vaclav Havel Library in Prague to commemorate the 115th anniversary of birth of the Jewish writer Jiří Weil. Under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague 1, the premiere was part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, the 17th Poetry Day Festival and the 4th Festival Brikcius.
9th European Union Film FestivalBeijing
October 16, 2016
Daniel Pearl World Music DaysPrague
November 9, 2016
MUVI - International Music Film FestivalLisbon
December 1, 2016
FIC AUTOR - Festival Internacional de Cine de Autor
November 13, 2017
North America Premiere
WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2019 - "London Borough of Culture meets Classical Music"London
October 16, 2019
The UK premiere
Czech cellist, artistic director and independent film-maker František Brikcius created his first music documentary film MAKANNA (in the cooperation with the Jewish Museum in Prague and under the auspices of Sir Tom Stoppard and Václav Havel) in 2015. It's based on the novel of the Jewish writer Jiří Weil, about the rise and fall of the 7th century false prophet with his face covered with the green veil and his eyes glowing as embers. Recently he is working on new music documentary film eSACHERe (2017). For more details visit http://www.Brikcius.com and http://Festival.Brikcius.com .
- MAKANNA (2015)
- eSACHERe (2018)