Valentyn Silvestrov is a Ukrainian composer, a prominent figure in contemporary classical music. The film is an observation, a confession and, most of all, a story of great talent set against the backdrop of uncertain times.
The world has heard and understood Silvestrov’s music language, but as a person and composer, he was formed in an environment which remains a sort of enigma for the global audience. The growing interest in the New East countries produces a lot of stereotypes, creating rather imaginable than real vision. The film about Silvestrov is, among others, an opportunity to dive into his world, to see society through the eyes of insider and genius, and of course, to witness the birth of music.