The Klezmer Project

Austria, Argentina2023documentary115'Międzynarodowy konkurs DocFilmMusic (2023)

There are no real klezmers any more. A young Argentinian film maker who has Jewish roots wants to prove otherwise and sets off with his camera for Moldova, a homeland of his grannie. This musical and documentary road cinema combined with a love story featuring a clarinettist (and the co-director) sometimes may change into a self-deprecating joke or an essay on the dying Yiddish culture. Wandering through the Carpathian borderlands, the film directors discover that klezmers, who disappeared a long time ago, left numerous traces of their existence in local music.

directed by
Leandro Koch, portret reżysera
Leandro Koch

Leandro Koch is an argentinean writer anddDirector. He studied Film at the Universidad del Cine, and was part of the Film Program at Universidad Di Tella. He wrote and directed two short films, Yet Some Day (2020) and Visible Island (2019).

Paloma Schachmann, portret reżysera
Paloma Schachmann

Paloma Schachmann is an argentinean Musician, Filmmaker and Researcher, specialized in klezmer music. She plays in several bands including Oido Obsoleto, Blau, and in the ceremonies of the Amijai Synagogue. Since 2018 she directs Klezmer Culture, a project for the diffusion of klezmer in Latin America.

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