Naked Hands: Α documentary about the great Greek conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos
With Lefteris Voyiatzis
19 - 20 February 2013
Dimitris Mitropoulos conducted his orchestras without a baton, with his bare hands. In Giorgos Skevas’ documentary, Lefteris Voyiatzis meets Dimitris Mitropoulos. Taking its cues from the letters the maestro exchanged with his dear friend, Kaiti Katsogianni, and from rare archive footage, the film covers the years in which Mitropoulos lived in the United States as chief conductor of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, and later the New York Philharmonic, through until his tragic death in La Scala, Milan, in 1960, conducting Mahler’s Third Symphony.
Read the director's note about the documentary Naked Hands.
Naked Hands: Α documentary about the great Greek conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos With Lefteris Voyiatzis | Directed and written by Giorgos SkevasUpdate - Festival of contemporary music | "Naked Hands": Α documentary about the conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos (19-20/2)
creditsWith Lefteris Voyiatzis
Directed and written by Giorgos Skevas
Director of Photography: Katerina Marangoudaki
Sets – Costumes: Eva Manidaki
Research and music selection: Simi Tsilali
Editing: Panos Voutsaras
Sound recording: Spyros Aravositas
Sound mixing: Kostas Varypombiotis
Executive producer: Eleni Berde
Production: Town Film
Producer: Giorgos Skevas
With the support of the Greek Festival, the Greek Film Center and ERT.