Belina, aka Lea-Nina Rodzynek, is considered to have been a builder of bridges between cultures. In the 1960s the Jewish-Polish chanson and pop singer travelled across 120 countries as a “musical diplomat” and sang in 17 languages.
She forged a path of reconciliation and, despite her traumatic experiences during the NS-Dictatorship, campaigned for tolerance and equality between Germans, Jews and other nations. Belina's attempts to connect and mediate were not only exemplary and courageous at the time; in today’s era of crisis with its wars, right-wing populism, racism and flows of refugees they remain highly relevant. This film is a powerful musical portrait of a stirring life story.
15.6. 19.00 Neue Synagoge, followed by a discussion with Marc Boettcher, director
16.6. 15.00 Passagekino, followed by a discussion with Marc Boettcher, director
17.6. 19.00 MS Goldberg, followed by a discussion with Marc Boettcher, director
original title Belina - Music For Peace
international title Belina - Music For Peace
german title Belina - Music For Peace
JFBB section KINO FERMISHED
duration 94 Min
BIO Marc Boettcher, born in Berlin. Since 1988, after university studies, he worked as a dramaturge, journalist and director. From 1990 also dubbing writer and director, among others "Eisenstein in Guanajuato" by Peter Greenaway and "Call Me By Your Name" by Luca Guadagnino. 1999 foundation of MB-Film, production of the first TV documentary "Alexandra - the Legend of a Singer" (90 min).
This was followed by "Strangers In The Night - Bert Kaempfert Story" (120 min, 2003), "Ich will alles - die Gitte Haenning Story" (120 min, 2006), "SING! INGE, SING! - der zerbrochene Traum der Inge Brandenburg" (Kinoverleih Salzgeber, 120 min, 2011) and as commissioned productions "Rosenstolz - Wir sind Wir! Die Erfolgsgeschichte eines Popduos" (58 min, NDR 2011) and "Die deutsche Lady Jazz – Inge Brandenburg (La lady allemande du jazz)" (58 min, Arte 2012). Marc Boettcher also wrote the book biographies for his films and produced the soundtracks.