In these two works by the radical Catalan filmmaker Pere Portabella, music, art and architecture take a pivotal role in fragmenting and unravelling the substance of history to comment on our modern world.
The acclaimed The Silence Before Bach (Die Stille vor Bach) comprises a series of filmed vignettes, united by the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Portabella's opulent reverie leads us through the centuries, investigating the profound, complex relationship between image and music.
Mudanza quietly records the removal of furniture and objects from the home of poet Federico García Lorca - missing, presumed murdered, since 1936 at the hand of Franco’s Nationalist forces - allowing visitors (and viewers) to move freely amongst its empty spaces, and to contemplate what is lost.
Blu-ray Special Features:
- Presented from new High-Definition transfers, approved by director Pere Portabella.
- An in-depth 2010 interview with Pere Portabella from the Spanish tv arts show ‘Sala 33’ discussing The Silence Before Bach and Mudanza.
- Booklet featuring writing on the films by Pere Portabella and Marcelo Expósito.
- The Silence Before Bach presented in 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 Stereo; Mudanza presented in 2.0 Stereo.
- Region free Blu-ray (A/B/C)
- World premieres on Blu-ray