The sound of music (My songs – my dreams)

The sound of music (My songs – my dreams)

Feature film based on the musical of the same name

Friday, November 06, 2020 // 3.30 p.m. - approx. 6.45 p.m. (incl. one break)
Passage Kinos

    A phenomenon: This film, with 1.2 billion (!) viewers one of the most watched films in history, is virtually unknown in Germany. Robert Wise, most famous for his film adaptation of “West Side Story,” created “The sound of music” based on the musical of the same name, which premiered on Broadway in New York in 1959. The stage play was based on the real story of the Trapp family, who founded a successful chamber choir in Salzburg with their ten children and emigrated to the USA in 1938 to escape the Nazis.

    The novice Maria becomes the governess of the children of Captain von Trapp, who falls in love with her and marries her. The film is a ravishing tribute to Austria, a dance and music film in a class of its own. The piece “The hills are alive” by Nikolaus Habjan and Neville Tranter was based on motives from this film.

    From 12 years

    Entrance free

    In German language

    Introduction: Ann-Elisabeth Wolff, Leipzig

    Screenplay: Ernest Lehman

    Director: Robert Wise

    Music: Richard Rodgers

    Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein

    Camera: Ted D. McCord

    Cast: Julie Andrews (Maria), Christopher Plummer (Captain von Trapp), Eleanor Parker (Baroness Elsa Schrader) a. o.

    USA 1965 // Duration: 165 minutes

    Production: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, Los Angeles

    Archive 2020

    30th Festival Year