ARTE FRANCE, FILMS DU REQUIN (LES), DOHOL PRODUCTION CO
NON-THEATRICAL, TV, DVD, INTERNET
Five singers with a passion for early music decide to travel to abandoned churches in north-west Iran ...
... in the hope that these isolated buildings, in some cases dating back to the eighth century, will have the right acoustics (generally only found in cathedrals) and atmosphere for the music. The churches are well and truly off the beaten track, but they have been maintained by the (mainly Muslim) inhabitants of neighbouring villages. The film takes us on an exploration of these impressive buildings, to the music of another age, guided by the villagers who for centuries have been almost the only visitors to the sites.