Zuzana: Music is Life

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Description

In this intensely personal encounter, the legendary Czech musician Zuzana Ruzickova describes how she navigated the brutality of 20th century Europe, while forming her unique and transcendental interpretation of Bach. “I thought this must be some kind of a joke,” she says of Communists replacing Nazis after the war. “I was so wrapped up in my music, I didn’t care about politics; which was a great mistake of course.” Described as ‘a deeply affecting look at the redemptive power of art,’ this inspiring film is a sharp cautionary tale for western democracies, and a masterful tribute to Bach. Ruzickova is the only person in the world to record all the keyboard works of Bach.

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Speaking Engagements

Host a screening, followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers. Peter and Harriet will discuss their experiences making the film in Prague, and facilitate dialogue based on the themes of tyranny, political persecution, perseverance, Jewish identity and/or the role music plays in healing, health and life; all of which are beautifully addressed in the film.


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Additional Information

Runtime: 83 min

Rating: NR

Genres: Documentary, Biography, History, Performing Arts, Jewish Studies, Women's Studies

Subtitles / Closed Captioning: English captions available. Spanish subtitled version available.

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Bonus Media

ABOUT THE MUSIC: By Robert Neufeld, Composer 

AQUARELLES: Zuzana and Mahan interpret Kalabis

CANONIC INVENTIONS: Composed for Zuzana by Viktor

DAEDALUS QUARTET: Performing Viktor Kalabis

JOURNEY WITH BACH: Vaclav Luks

ZUZANA AND MAHAN: Teacher and Student