Silent movies to live music
There is a revival of interest in both silent movies and in vinyl records and you can judge about them both with confidence at the Kinemo Festival, held by Minsk’s Cinemascope project for the second year
Open air supposes a night viewing of retro-films in the open air and to live music. Cinema lovers could get acquainted with silent pictures — from melodrama to fiction — in the museum-atelier of Zair Azgur.
This place was chosen on purpose, according to the organisers of the festival, as the wall in the court ideally serves as a screen, and the pianists could be placed on a little load platform. The project was realised with the support of the Association of Young Composers. This year, the viewing was accompanied by musical compositions which they had written specially for each film, compared to the widely promoted classical music that had been played last year.
The aim of the project was to present a broad palette of genres and countries at the silent movie festival. This year, there were pictures from the USSR, in France, USA and Japan.