Gergiev: A Certain Madness
Every year during Easter, world famous conductor Valery Gergiev and musicians from his Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra make a tour of Russia. Travelling by Trans Siberian Railway, and foregoing every form of luxury, they have a singular goal:
Bringing Back Culture To The People.
"We need to bring culture to the people – not the other way round!" says Gergiev. Swiss photographer and filmmaker Alberto Venzago accompanied the musicians on their gruelling tour from St Petersburg to Omsk.
10th Zurich Film Festival, 2014
With: Valery Gergiev
Screenplay: Alberto Venzago
Director of Photography: Alberto Venzago, Markus Zucker
Film Editor: Anouchka Tatjana Malnovic, Michal Leszczylowski
Sound: Simon Stockhausen
Producer: Alberto Venzago
Production Company: Venzago Films
Director: Alberto Venzago