Trailer MISHA

MISHA is an impressive portrait of Mikhail Bezverkhni, a 73-year-old top musician of Russian origin, who won the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition for violin in Brussels in 1976. Back in Moscow, the KGB put him under house arrest for 14 years. Only in 1990, after the implosion of the Soviet Union, could he emigrate to Belgium.nMikhail Bezverkhni apparently lives on the fringes of society. He appears as a shabby street musician who plays beautiful pieces from the repertoire of great composers. But his appearance is only the veil of his ambivalent relationship as an artist to his public. He no longer wants to stand on large stages; he prefers to play in small halls, in churches, pubs and on the street. He rejects bourgeois success and money. He wants to be Prometheus, who brings the music of the gods to the people.nMISHA confronts the spectator with the ultimate human ability to make music in spite of everything, a life task that most mortals never get around to.