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Directed by Dorian Supin

Estonia 2015 90 mins. In Estonian

Dorian Supin’s intimate film of minimalist Estonian composer Arvo Pärt provides a warm and delicate portrait of the maestro’s philosophy of life and interactions with his family and friends. The title “Even if I Lose Everything” refers to an entry in Pärt’s musical notebooks, which the composer browses in the film with music journalist Immo Mihkelson, recalling the joys and sorrows of his life. The musings and recollections inspired by the notes in these journals, in parallel with domestic scenes and excerpts of his works on the soundtrack, shed light on the composers’ process as he seeks his creative path.

Presented in conjunction with The Arvo Pärt Festival, presented by Cappella Romana. Experience the music of Arvo Pärt, including the iconic Passio by candlelight, transcendent choral and chamber music, public lectures, and more. All-Access Festival Passes Available.


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