Erbarme Dich: Matthäus Passion Stories | Opening of the Festival in Gland

On Saturday 18 April at 8pm, dive into Bach's magnificent music. For Visions du Réel's first screening in Gland, Erbarme Dich: Matthäus Passion Stories will be shown in the presence of the filmmaker.

Poignant, tinged with humour or full of music, the films in the Grand Angle section aim to take the audience on a journey. World premieres or acclaimed at prestigious festivals, they will be shown a second time at the Théâtre de Grand-Champ in Gland, in the evenings, during the Festival.

Erbarme Dich: Matthäus Passion Stories by Ramon Gieling
Swiss premiere
Netherlands | 2014 | 99’
V.O. Dutch S.T. English, French
Grand Angle section

Visually striking atmospheres in which such people as Peter Sellars, Emio Greco, Simon Halsey and painter Rinke Nijburg recount their special relationship with the music of Bach, with Pieter Jan Leusink’s Bach Choir & Orchestra providing the score and a group of homeless people as their audience. One of the major music-related films of the year.

Saturday 18 April 8pm Opening in Gland | Théâtre de Grand-Champ | In the presence of the filmmaker

Sunday 19 April 9pm Colombière Grande Salle

 Trailer | tickets
 All of the films in the Grand Angle section