- Fiction Film
A miners’ wind orchestra from Slovenia goes on tour to a small Austrian town to perform at the Wind Orchestra Festival in the parade section.
The merry members of a brass band from Slovenia travel by bus to perform in a small Austrian town. They sing, cheer, and drink all the way there. Being part of a brass band is a joyful hobby for most orchestra members. However, not everything goes as planned. A first-time bus driver confesses his responsibility for an accident to his untrustworthy senior colleague; a brass band player cannot hide his shameful drinking to his kind Austrian host; a teenage band member on her first trip with dad on tour witnesses her father’s adultery; and back in Slovenia, a wife wishes she could brave such adultery. Five distinct stories tell us that hiding one’s actions and intentions is the best way to make them shameful!
|Cast||Gregor Čušin, Jernej Kogovšek, Gregor Zorc|
Orchestra is my most personal feature film because the story revolves around the people and orchestra from my hometown. For years, I would travel with the exact orchestra you can see in the film as an
Orchestra is my most personal feature film because the story revolves around the people and orchestra from my hometown. For years, I would travel with the exact orchestra you can see in the film as an observer. This film is not a documentary, but rather a fiction film with a real-life orchestra. As a filmmaker, I wanted to capture the atmosphere of an orchestra on tour: I wanted to show the feeling of freedom, partying, and days of careless fun as well as explore all the aspects of a band tour. How the members of the orchestra see it. How the Austrian hosts see it. And how the wives back home experience it. In Orchestra, I was most interested in the culture clash between two nations and the generational clash within the orchestra. Real-life events usually involve several perspectives but merely a single truth, so I wanted to explore this in Orchestra. The film is in black and white, but it is not ʻblack in whiteʼ as far as the feeling is concerned. It has all the colours of the bittersweet real life.