In a special session, the LEFFEST – Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival’17 will screen the film by Gidon Kremer and Sandro Kancheli, Images D'Orient, followed by a concert with Gidon Kremer and a reading of Elfriede Jelinek's "The Supplicants".
Gidon Kremer, renowned Latvian classical violinist and maestro, has always been an artist attentive to his time, this present time. Images of the East rose from this attunement, “a statement about refugees, about peace and love”, in his own words, made in collaboration with sculptor Nizar Ali Badr, who tells stories of the Syrian people’s ordeal through pebble arrangements, animated by Sandro Kancheli.
“I sympathize with all the suffering in the Middle East and I want the world to be better. I know that what I can do with my violin or with my music is just a drop in the ocean, but I would feel ashamed not to deliver this drop if I can do it.” (Gidon Kremer)