DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Haendel Variations

pow film fest 2019

 

POW Film Fest is Portland’s premiere film festival showcasing films directed by women. Now in its 12th year, the festival features the work of some of today’s top women directors, while honoring the true pioneers and recognizing the next generation of leading women filmmakers. Over the years POW has striven to encourage thoughtful and engaged discourse of the female perspective while heralding the need for greater parity in the film industry through the keen discerning eyes of women and non-binary film and media makers. POW was created, in part, to celebrate women in their quest to thrive and grow in the film industry.

The fest also provides space to strengthen the Portland community of women in film by offering year-round film workshops for girls and non-binary youth ages 15 -19 with their POWGirls program.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Haendel Variations

Showtimes

Thursday, Mar 28
7:00pm
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ABOUT DIRECTOR

Born 1961 in Poland, Christine Jezior is a film director and producer. In 1986, she emigrated to Germany. She is the founder of the artists agency KONZERTAGENTUR 2000 and the co-founder of the film production company MAAM.TV. She is a prizewinner of the TV award "Trzy korony". Her filmography includes numerous documentary films, such as "I'll Play It For You" (1st prize at the "Kameraton" festival for best biographical film), "Ida Haendel - This Is My Heritage" (nominated at the "DocMiami International" and the "Jewish Motifs" festivals), as well as "The Case of Ivo Pogorelich", "Why Competitions", "Hassan", " First day ", “The Haendel Variations”  (nominated for “Best Documentary” at the International Film Festival in Hof, Germany)  and “Remember the Sabbath Day, to Keep it Holy”.

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Haendel Variations
Director: 
Christine Jezior
Country: 
Germany
Year: 
2018
Runtime: 
75 minutes

Ida Haendel is considered a legend among professional musicians and listeners of classical music alike. This documentary utilizes footage that was shot between 2009 and 2017, showing the life and work of British-Polish violinist Ida Haendel. After having given her final performance, her everyday life oscillates between nostalgia and joy of living, between loneliness and hopefulness. Ida Haendel is a person of wisdom and humor, whole-heartedly accepting the challenge of spending her remaining years in a self-determined way. Though at some point she has to accept she can't play the violin anymore, she refuses to stop singing. "The Haendel Variations" is not an ordinary music documentary, not just another portrait of a world-renowned classical musician. Its rather restrained, more intimate approach focuses on the inner life of an extraordinary woman and on the two things that still give her life meaning: her love for music and for her fellow human beings.

Special Admission

Student $7.00

General Admission $9.00

All Access Pass $40.00

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