PLOT : Italy-based violin maker (luthier) Gaspar Borchardt has one passion: crafting the most beautiful sounding violin in the world. Hoping to make a violin as prestigious as a Stradivarius, Borchardt has his sights set on the perfect wood found in only one location: a remote forest in the Balkans. Nestled between Bosnia and Serbia lies a forest of maple trees but Borchardt’s journey to procure the wood will not be an easy one. Tied up in the politics and conflicts of the area, he will have to navigate so much more than just the winding, remote roads and forests of rural Bosnia. Recognizing that the trees are worth their weight in gold, Borchardt is determined despite the many obstacles he encounters on the way. Perfect for classical music lovers and adventure seekers this high-stakes treasure hunt is as exciting as it is inspiring!
Hans Lukas Hansen. is a Norwegian filmmaker and producer at Norsk Fjernsyn, a production company he founded in 2013. He began his studies at Volda College in Norway specializing in animation and documentary filmmaking. Since the start of his career, Hans has won three Gullruten Awards (“the Norwegian Emmy”),making his directorial debut with Med flagget på brystet (With the Flag on His Chest, English title) in 2006. The Quest for Tonewood debuted at the El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt, in 2021.
Length 1h 30min
Eliza Chadwick, Gaspar Borchardt, Sibylle Fehr-Borchardt, Stefano Conia, Janine Jansen, Mirko Vukelijic, Mladen Balaban,
Distribution Urban Distribution (France -Theatrical)
Production Norsk Fjernsyn, Monday Production, BALDR Film