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About Canto

Netherlands 2011, 78 min, English and Dutch, Hebrew & English subtitles

“Canto Ostinato,” a composition for four pianos by Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt, has won many fans over the years, who believe the work has changed their lives. When first performed in 1979, the three hour piece received much attention, but was criticized for being too emotional and veering toward kitsch. Ramon Gieling’s film tries to discover the source of its power, and of music’s ability to enter the hearts of so many people. Against a background of mesmerizing selections from the work, Gieling meets the diverse people who fell in love with it – musicians, artists, and a scientist researching the effect of music on consciousness. Each tries to explain what makes “Canto” unforgettable.

Director & Script: Ramon Gieling
Production: Janneke Doolaard, Hans De Weers
Production Company: Eyeworks Film & Tv Drama
Editing: Patrick Janssens
Cinematography: Goert Giltay
Research: Ramon Gieling, Janneke Doolaard
Soundtrack & Music: Simeon Ten Holt
Print Source: Eyeworks Film & TV Drama (coen.soepboer@eyeworks.tv)Director CV
  • Thu 3/5 20:30, Cinemateque 4
  • Mon 7/5 10:30, Cinemateque 4
  • Wed 9/5 22:45, Cinemateque 4
Ramón Gieling is a renowned Dutch filmmaker who has made numeral documentaries, feature films, short films and experimental films since 1975. Many of his films have been made in Spain, where the director is partly living. His work has been awarded in the Netherlands and abroad.

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