Four strings; a wooden box that has lived for 300 years.
The cello is the most human-like of all musical instruments in shape, size and sound.
A daughter searches for her father's stolen instrument for a decade. An artisan looks for the best way to craft the perfect piece of wood. A soloist travels the world playing. A copyist recreates the sound of the Renaissance.
The cello. More than just a musical instrument.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Anne Schiltz is a Luxembourg-based filmmaker. Her documentaries include ‘Sweet Life and all that goes with it’ – a portrait of a Saxon family in Transylvania, and ‘Eritrea’ – part of the trilogy ‘Gordian Troeller Revisited’.
Cello Tales is her first feature documentary.