INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC FILMS
MUSIC ON FILM – FILM ON MUSIC (MOFFOM)
PRAGUE OCTOBER 18. - 22. 2007
The MUSIC ON FILM - FILM ON MUSIC (MOFFOM) festival focuses this year on Russian music and culture
One of the main focuses of the 4th international festival of films about music, Music on Film - Film on Music (MOFFOM), which will take place on October 18th - 22nd, will be the music and culture of Russia.
For five days, the festival will present over 100 original films about music from all over the world (documentaries, music videos, experimental, silent and feature films), many of which will be having their Czech or European premiere. The festival is to be hosted in three independent cinemas right in the center of Prague (Lucerna, Svetozor and Evald)
Among the new documentaries which MOFFOM will screen as part of the section on Russia Focus are an outstanding film about the travels of Dmitrij Šostakovič - Putěšestvije Dmitrije Šostakoviče (A Journey of Dmitri Shostakovich, USA / Russia 2006), and Elegija žizni. Rostropovič. Višněvskaja (Elegy of Life. Rostropovich. Vishnevskaya, Russia 2006), the last film by the renowned Russian director Alexander Sokurovov. Viewers will also have the chance to see a new cut of the film Theremin: an Electronic Odyssey, which inspired Petr Zelenka to make the acclaimed play at the Dejvické Theater (with Ivan Trojan in the main role as the music innovator Lev Theremin).
One of the festival's main events will be the screening of the film Maja babuška (My Grandmother, USSR 1929 / banned until 1976), a classic anarchist Soviet comedy accompanied by live music. Viewers will hear the world premiere of the original music performed by Beth Custer Ensemble (USA) together with local guests. Those deciding not to go to the cinema can listen to the Berlin-based DJ formation RussenDisko or see a selection of Russian music videos, ranging from classic kitsch to avantgard underground.
In 2007, MOFFOM celebrates its 4th birthday. Throughout its three year existence the festival has gained acclaim as a prestigious and first-rate event not only among local viewers and media, but also abroad, as attested by the positive reviews in foreign magazines. The festival will take place as usual in Palac Lucerna, Světozor cinema and Evald chamber cinema. MOFFOM, the acclaimed international film festival with a focus on music will present a five-day program comprising mainly documentaries on various musical genres and portraits of musicians. As in the past, a rich accompanying program has been prepared, including performances of domestic and foreign musicians, workshops, discussions with filmmakers and parties with many significant guests from the film and music sphere from here and abroad.
More information at www.moffom.org