In this intensely personal encounter, the legendary Czech harpsichordist Zuzana Ruzickova describes how she navigated the brutality of 20th century Europe, while forming her unique and transcendental interpretation of Bach. “I thought this must be some kind of a joke,” she says of Communists replacing Nazis after the war. “I was so wrapped up in my music, I didn't care about politics; which was a great mistake of course.” In 1956 Zuzana became ‘the Jew who brought Bach back to Germany’ when she won the Munich Music Competition, which launched her international career. Twice voted Best Documentary, the film skillfully merges Zuzana’s passion for music, with a cautionary tale of living as an artist under authoritarian regimes.
Support provided by the Victor Kalabis and Zuzana Ruzickova FoundationA co-production with Czech Television
For more information: www.zuzanathemovie.com
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
Expected Run Time is 120 minutes