Berlin / Tel Aviv, Vipiteno, July 30, 2018 - The filming of CRESCENDO #makemusicnotwar, a drama about an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra, begins in Israel under the direction of Dror Zahavi ("Everything for my Father"). The main role of the conductor is played by Peter Simonischek ("Toni Erdmann"). As an important ensemble member of the youth orchestra, acting talent Daniel Donskoy gives his cinema debut. Other roles include Bibiana Beglau, Sabrina Amali and Götz Otto. CCC Film Art GmbH, Dr. med. Alice Brauner, is lead producer.
As part of peace negotiations between diplomats from Israel and Palestine, a concert of a youth orchestra of young Palestinians and Israelis is taking place in South Tyrol under massive security measures. The young people do not want to give up on the peace efforts that have already worked in their microcosm and are gradually finding a first way to bridge hatred, intolerance, and terror by working together and making music together. Does music have the strength to build bridges between young people of different religions and hated nationalities, despite the many challenges and obstacles?
"Dror Zahavi really impressed me in 2008 with his movie" Everything for my dad ", because he gave the terror a human face," said producer Dr. Alice Brauner. "I am very happy to be able to win him as a director for CRESCENDO (AT), because he is aware of the relevance of the topic and has the necessary sensitivity to stage the extremely up-to-date material for the big screen. Peter Simonischek is not only the ideal cast for the main role of the conductor, but also directs the necessary attention to the film and the topic far beyond the German-speaking area. "
CRESCENDO (AT) is a production of CCC Filmkunst. Producer is Dr. Alice Brauner, in co-production with the Münchener MZ-Film (Michael Zechbauer), FIlmvergnuegen from South Tyrol (Peter Trenkwalder, Monika Reinthaler), the AVE-Verlag (Walid Nakschbandi) and the Niama-Film (Thomas Reisser, Marcus Machura) and of ServusTV.
The distribution of the German-Italian-Austrian co-production was taken over by Camino Filmverleih, the global distributor of Global Screen. The project is funded by HessenFilm and Medien, IDM Südtirol and the DFFF.