30th Festival 2020

Fringe programme

Friday, 06. November 2020 // 3.30 – ca. 6.45 p.m. (including one break)

From 12 years

Passage Kinos

(Free entry)


»The sound of music«

Feature film based on the musical of the same name

Featurefilm by Robert Wise from the musical of the same name



Film scene with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer


Screenplay: Ernest Lehman

Direction: Robert Wise

Music: Richard Rodgers

Song lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein

Camera: Ted D. McCord

Cast: Julie Andrews (Maria), Christopher Plummer (Captain von Trapp), Eleanor Parker (Baroness Elsa Schrader), among others

USA 1965 // Duration: 165 minutes

Production: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, Los Angeles

In German language

Introduction: Ann-Elisabeth Wolff, Leipzig



A phenomenon: this film, with 1.2 billion (!) viewers one of the most watched films in history, is almost unknown in Germany. Robert Wise, most famous due to his screen adaptation of »West Side Story«, created »The sound of music«, based on the musical of the same name that premiered on Broadway in New York in 1959. The stage piece cites the true story of the family Trapp’s fate: they founded a successful chamber choir with their ten children and emigrated to the USA to escape the Nazis in 1938.

The novice Maria becomes the tutor for Captain Trapp’s children; he falls in love with her and they marry. The film is an enchanting homage to Austria, a high-class dance and music film. »The hills are alive« by Nikolaus Habjan and Neville Tranter was created on the basis of motifs from this film.