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    The Library
    Ditcho Petrov 7, Smolyan

    Event Type

    Argentinian cameraman Leandro makes a living from filming Jewish weddings. At one of his jobs, he falls in love with Paloma, the clarinetist of the Klezmer band. To seduce her he pretends to be shooting a documentary film about traditional Yiddish folk music. What Leandro does not know is that his “fake” film project will take him on an unscripted journey throughout Eastern Europe in search of the last remaining Klezmer melodies.


    Austria, Argentina, 2023, 115 min., German, Spanish with Bulgarian and English subtitles


    Directors: Leandro Koch, Paloma Schachmann

    Scriptwriters: Leandro Koch, Paloma Schachmann

    DOP: Leandro Koch, Roman Kasseroller

    Music: Paloma Schachmann

    Production: Andrew Sala, Lukas Rinner, Sebastián Muro, Leandro Koch, Paloma Schachmann


    Director’s Biography

    Leandro Koch is an Argentinean Writer and Director. He studied Film at the Universidad del Cine, and was part of the Film Program at Universidad Di Tella. He wrote and directed two short films, Yet Some Day (2020) and Visible Island (2019).

    Paloma Schachmann is an Argentinean Musician, Filmmaker and Researcher, specialized in klezmer music. She plays in several bands including Oido Obsoleto, Blau, and in the ceremonies of the Amijai Synagogue. Since 2018 she directs Klezmer Culture, a project for the diffusion of klezmer in Latin America.