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8 fictional short documentaries.
Jean Sibelius updated. Eight expert views on the composer’s personality.
„Sort of Sibelius!“ gives you a different perspective on Sibelius. The focus is not on the music, but on the person. The genre is fictional short documentary, with both acted drama and animation tricks. The commentator is Kaija Saariaho, a composer herself. Other interviewees are experts from various fields of life; a doctor, a couples therapist, a wine connoisseur and a wilderness guide to name a few. Sibelius left various diaries, letters, notes and receipts behind. They paint a picture of a merry and interesting personality. How accurate this impression is remains a mystery. In this episode Health and Nerves is the theme. At the age of 91 Sibelius dies happily from old age. In his healthy years he’s afraid of disease and death, and makes plans for his own coffin. The experts are the composer Kaija Saariaho, the graphologist Tero Asp and the lecturer of medical history Heikki S. Vuorinen. Subtitled in English.