Media Room

As Time Goes By in Shanghai

Screenings

Wed, May 1 4:15 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Not Available

Thu, May 2 9:30 PM
The Royal Cinema

Not Available


90 minutes | Germany Netherlands  | (Subtitled) Chinese English  | Canadian Premiere | Rating: PG


Shanghai’s Peace Old Jazz Band has been performing together since 1980, but the group’s members have been playing much longer than that. Aged between 65 and 87 years, many of them have been playing jazz since the 1940s and have seen the world transform. From the Japanese occupation and the Cultural Revolution to capitalism on overdrive, the band members have seen the many faces of China and withstood the government’s suspicions of jazz. Through ages of political upheaval they never lost their faith and belief in their music. Now comes one of their biggest challenges: each year Rotterdam hosts the North Sea Jazz Festival and this year, Peace Old Jazz plans to make the trip. Follow them and director Uli Gaulke as they make the hopeful journey to win the love of the festival’s audiences. Heather Haynes


Media Coverage

Director(s)
Uli Gaulke

Producer(s)
Albers Helge

Cinematographer(s)
Axel Schneppat
Jörg Jeshel

Editor(s)
Uli Gaulke
Sylke Rohrlach
Marcus C.M. Schmidt

Composer(s)
Ari Benjamin Meyers

Sound
Raimund von Scheibner

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