ARTEMIS: THE NEVERENDING QUARTET
a film by Hester Overmars



Synopsis
Just before celebrating its 30 year anniversary, the Berlin based Artemis Quartet goes through one of its most turbulent years to date. When the last founding member, cellist Eckart Runge, decides to leave the quartet in 2018, with second violinist Anthea Kreston following his departure, the quartet is shaken to its core. They agree to stay together until the end of the season, giving the remaining members the chance to reconstruct the quartet once more. Will the shared love for music be strong enough for the Artemis Quartet to persevere?

Filmmaker Hester Overmars portrays the quartet, its former and new members, throughout this extraordinary year, having full access to their rehearsals, life behind the scenes and international performances. From up close, the film observes how the quartet lives through their reconstruction.

Additional information
Co-production with 24classicsNTRTondowski Films, ZDF Arte.
With financial support of NPO Fund and CoBO.

The official website of the film: theneverendingquartet.com

Credits
DIRECTOR Hester Overmars
EDITING Ralf Verbeek
CAMERA Paul Cohen, Jefrim Rothuizen, Dionne Cats
SOUND Mark Wessner, Pepijn Aben
SOUND DESIGN & MIX Paul Gies
GRAPHISCS Joost Hiensch, Tim Hanekamp
IMAGE PROCESSING & COLOURGRADING Laurent Fluttert
ARCHIVE RESEARCHER Gerard Nijssen
PRODUCTION MANAGER Eline van Wees
PRODUCTION MANAGER NTR Astrid Prickaerts
EDITORIAL EXECUTIVE NTR Diana Tromp
COMMISSIONING EDITOR NTR Oscar van der Kroon
COMMISIONING EDITOR ZDF/ARTE Christopher Janssen
PRODUCER TONDOWSKI FILMS Alexander Tondowski & Ira Tondowski
PRODUCER 24CLASSICS Corine Haitjema
PRODUCER BASALT FILM Simone van den Broek

Screenings and media
Premiere on November 11th 2019 in Hamburg.
Dutch premiere on January 26th 2020 during the String Quartet Biennale in Amsterdam.