Ramón Gieling

A labyrinthine narrative in which such notable people as Peter Sellars, Emio Greco, Simon Halsey and painter Rinke Nijburg explain their special relationship with Bach’s St Matthew Passion. Set against the backdrop of a church which has fallen into disrepair, through the rehearsals of a choir of homeless people and Pieter Jan Leusink’s Bach Choir & Orchestra performing the Passion, the main characters share their relationship with this piece. Leusink isn’t solely the conductor, he is one of the main characters himself, with a painful history in which this musical piece has played a dominant role. Stories from the wide range of characters, alternate seamlessly. As their stories unfold, we learn how the St Matthew Passion played a decisive role in the human relations between men and women, lovers, fathers and sons, fathers and daughters, mothers and their unborn children, and finally that in spite of our differences we all share in the secret of music.

  • Running time : 99
  • Country : Hollande
  • Year of production : 2015
  • Author : Ramón Gieling
  • Production : Key Docs

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