• A Father's Music

    2006. Germany. Igor Heitzmann. 105 min.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 8:15 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • A Father's Music

    2006. Germany. Written and directed by Igor Heitzmann. With Otmar Suitner, Maria Suitner, Renate Heitzmann, and the Staatskapelle Berlin orchestra. A true Berlin story: Suitner, a celebrated conductor, led orchestras in both East Germany (the State Opera) and West Germany (Bayreuth). His domestic life was as divided as his professional one, with two families on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall. In the West, he had a son, Igor, with Renate Heitzmann, a student whom he met when he was forty-three. Suitner retired at sixty-eight, and at eighty-five he still travels between wives in the company of his son, the filmmaker. With fascinating documentary footage both public and private, A Father's Music examines a life in which art triumphed over divided loyalties. In German; English subtitles. 105 min.

In the Film exhibition Kino! 2007, Featuring Kino! Berlin

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