Between the Islands

2011 | Documentary, Children | 63 min | BA Film

Directed by Maurizius Staerkle - Drux

Collection: Degree Films 2012

It is the musical journey a lifetime. Pippo Pollina is one of the most significant Italian singer-songwriters. Some years ago he turned his back on Sicily and went to live and work in Zurich. Together with the conductor, Massimiliano Matesic, and the Conservatory of Zurich’s Youth Symphony Orchestra, the singer and composer embarks upon a remarkable concert tour – between Zurich and Sicily, between classic and pop, between politics and music. ZWISCHEN INSELN is a visually stunning, enthralling documentary film that brings together musicians of different generations and temperaments.

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Runtime63 min
Year of Production2011
Country of ProductionSwitzerland
Distribution FormatDCP, eCinema, HDCAM SR, Digi Beta, Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio16:9
Audio Format5.1
Shooting FormatHDCAM
Spoken LanguageGerman, Italian
Available SubtitlesGerman, English, French, Italian
Director Maurizius Staerkle - Drux
Cinematography Sebastian Weber
Music Pippo Pollina
Massimiliano Matesic
Editor Maurizius Staerkle - Drux
Screenplay Maurizius Staerkle - Drux
Sebastian Weber
Christina Pollina-Roos
Leading ActorsPippo Pollina
Massimiliano Matesic
Jugend Sinfonieorchester vom Konservatorium Zürich
Location Sound Engineer Maurizius Staerkle - Drux
Sound Design Maurizius Staerkle - Drux
Sound Mixing Gregg Skerman
Compositing Sebastian Weber
Gaetano Varone
Graphic Artist Alberto Vieceli
Project Supervision Prof. Marillie Hahne
Michael Vöglin
Project Mentoring Rainer Maria Trinkler
Executive Producer Filippo Bonacci
Head of Programme BA Film Prof. Bernhard Lehner


1. October 2011
Alexis Victor Thalberg Foundation Documentary Film Award

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