Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

The Conductor
(De Dirigent)

 

Year: 2019
Country: NETHERLANDS
Run Time: 139 minutes

The Conductor
The Conductor
The Conductor
The Conductor

Antonia is a terrible usher. Much to the frustration of her bosses at the concert hall, Antonia is constantly giving more attention to the musicians on stage than she is to the guests in the audience. But this 24-year-old woman has bigger dreams than seating concert attendees in the correct seats. Antonia wants to be a conductor. Unfortunately, for society in the 1920s, the idea of a woman leading an orchestra is laughable, at best. Although the odds are stacked against her, Antonia is determined to see herself on stage, and she will stop at nothing until she achieves her goals. Through her incredible journey, Antonia is faced with a multitude of obstacles, mostly in the form of powerful men who refuse to take her seriously… including the man she loves. But her sweet revenge will be in proving them all wrong. Based on the true story of Antonia Brico, the first woman to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, THE CONDUCTOR is a beautiful story of resilience and perseverance. Far ahead of her time, Antonia Brico will inspire women everywhere to chase their dreams fearlessly. (In English, Dutch, and German with subtitles) — G.S.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, April 02, 2020 at 1:15 PM ET

Saturday, April 04, 2020 at 6:50 PM ET

Sunday, April 05, 2020 at 11:20 AM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Sidebar
Women of the World

Competitions
Music Movies Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director

Director
Maria Peters

Producer
Dave Schram

Screenwriting
Maria Peters

Cinematography
Rolf Dekens

Editing
Robin de Jong

Principal Cast
Christanne de Bruijn, Benjamin Wainwright, Scott Turner Schofield, Seumas F. Sargent, Richard Sammel

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