Meistersinger – the Sound of Russia

Documentary / Germany / 2003 / 58’ & 71’

  • Author:Ekaterina Eremenko
  • Director:Ekaterina Eremenko
  • DOP:Sergeij Politik, Alexandr Voronov, Vladimir Stenin
  • Editor:Alexander Chupakov
  • World Sales:Deckert Distribution
  • Festivals:IDFA 2003, Thessaloniki IDF 2004, Auckland Wellington IFF 2004, Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival New York 2004, Russian National Award LAVR (Branch of Laurel) for Best Debut 2003

All of the members of the Russian ‘Society of Amateur Canary Bird Singing’ are men. They have been training their students – exclusively male too – for a whole year. One cold Sunday morning, they arrive in Moscow… A film full of pathos and humour by Ekaterina Eremenko about a distinctly Russian phenomenon.

In co-production with ZDF in association with arte and YLE (FI). Supported by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung.