CARLOS KLEIBER – TRACES TO NOWHERE
Soloists: Plácido Domingo, Brigitte Fassbaender, Otto Schenk, Veronika Kleiber
Director: Eric Schulz
On the 11th July 2004 Carlos Kleiber got into his car and drove from Munich, via the Alps, to his holiday home in the remote Slovenian village of Konjšica. There he wrote a final letter to a friend in which he bid farewell to the world. A short time later the conductor, increasingly plagued by illness and suffering, was found dead. The documentary “Traces to Nowhere” represents the first film dedicated to the enigmatic personality of the conductor. The film follows in the traces of Kleiber’s final journey and, by means of the recollections of friends and other companions – including the first and only interview with his sister Veronika – portrays a manas renowned for his difficult personality as his brilliant work.
"Eric Schulz ist es 2010 in einem Filmessay „Carlos Kleiber – Traces to Nowhere“ gelungen, dem Phänomen Kleiber posthum etwas näher zu kommen. [...] Gegen dieses Porträt hätte er sicher nichts einzuwenden, denn es versucht nur auf diskrete Weise, dem Menschen Carlos Kleiber etwas näher zu kommen." Johannes Kösegi, digitalvd.de/kinofilmer.de, 14.02.2012