DIRECTOR: EWALD ANDRÉ DUPONT, MUSIC: PHILIPPE SCHOELLER (NEW SCORE) A SILENT FLIM SERIES IN COOPERATION WITH THE ORCHESTER JAKOBSPLATZ MÜNCHEN
In the middle of the 19th century, Baruch, the rabbi’s son, wants to be an actor. Against the will of his father, he leaves his Galician Shtetl and joins a travelling theatre. This silent film, for which the French composer Philippe Schoeller has written a new score, and which just premiered at the Berlinale 2018, shows Baruch’s adventures in art and love and his father’s dealings with his unruly son. The conflict between old and young, and between the traditional and the new, is not bound to any particular time. Indeed, whether in mid-19th century Galicia, 1960s Europe or America, or even today, it occurs wherever old men govern world politics. On the occasion of the production “1968”, conceived by eight artists of the new generation in Kammer 1, which explores the 1968 protests and is being shown for the last time at the Kammerspiele in March, the Orchester am Jakobsplatz will accompany “Das alte Gesetz” in the place they are named after.