Late nineties. Two vietnamese sisters escape from Czech Republic to Germany trying to find their mother. The older one knows that there are cristals in the jacket of the younger one, to pay the human trafficker. In order to protect her younger sister, she makes up a story that the cristals are not Crystal Meth, but a substance that gives you the power of a wolf. This will have terrible consequences.
Rivale is located in Ukraine/Germany, 2018. When his grandmother dies there is nobody to take care of 9 years old Roman. Hidden in a truck, he sets out for his mother in Germany. She has left two years earlier to work as a caretaker in an elderly couple’s home.
He finds his mother in a relationship with her employer. Roman is frantic with jealousy and fights for her attention.
Letters & Fantasies is a production we did with wonderful pianist Ivan Moshchuk in the legendary Jam Handy studio in Detroit under very special climate conditions – temperatures went down to 3°C. It was released by Innova Records, the label of the American Composers Forum. We were very lucky to have David Dichiera with us for artistic advice!
Artists: Ivan Moshchuk, Angela Theis, Annalise Dzwonczyk, Yury Revich, Matthew Konopacki,Berthold Brauer, Aleksey Shadrin