Around The World in 50 Concerts

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Blue Ice Docs

Around the World in 50 Concerts

A film by Heddy Honigmann

Opens in Toronto August 14

Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – 506 Bloor St. W

Official Selection of IDFA 2014

Opening Night Film of IDFA 2014

2014 Winner of the Chrystal Film Award

Official Selection of Hot Docs Festival 2015 


“a continent-hopping hymn to artistic and musical transcendence” – The Hollywood Reporter

“a magnificent tapestry of sounds and images” – Variety

“surprising” – The New York Times

“magical” – Thompson on Hollywood, Indiewire

A complete hit at Hot Docs 2015, with multiple sold-out screenings, Heddy Honigmann’s beautifully crafted documentary Around the World in 50 Concerts will be back in Toronto for a one-week engagement at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, starting August 14.

A celebration of classical music and its ability to touch the soul, Around the World in 50 Concerts follows Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, as it tours the world to celebrate its 125th anniversary, including 50 concerts spread over 6 continents

“In Around the World in 50 Concerts, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, gives us a precious gift: incredibly beautiful music and their dedication to make it sound as perfect as possible. But like we all do, they also need listeners,” said director Heddy Honigmann. “During this road movie the orchestra not only meets their great maestro but they encounter extraordinary listeners, people who can’t live without music, just like the musicians themselves can’t live without the beat of their audiences’ hearts.”

Honigmann is considered one of world’s top documentarians. Her films have traveled around the world receiving major awards and important retrospectives in Toronto, New York, Paris, Berlin, Minneapolis, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Utrecht, Grasz, Chicago, and Berkeley, to name a few.

Among the countless awards she has received for her work are IDFA’s Living Legend Award (2013), the Dortmund Honorary Award for Documentary Film (2013), and the Hot Docs Outstanding Achievement Award (2007).

About Blue Ice Docs
Working under the umbrella of the Blue Ice Group, Blue Ice Docs funds and develops a wide variety of non-fiction projects from around the world.  Founded in 2014 in partnership between Robin Smith, president of KinoSmith, and Steven Silver and Neil Tabatznik, co-owners of the Blue Ice Group, Blue Ice Docs intends to use the expertise and skills of both organizations to build a singular, world-leading documentary distribution entity that will take non-fiction product across all media platforms within Canada and beyond. Recent releases include DEEP WEB, I AM BIG BIRD: THE CAROLL SPINNEY STORY, and Canadian thought-provoking feature THE BACKWARD CLASS. Upcoming titles: THE LOOK OF SILENCE, THE FORECASTER, and CENSORED VOICES.