The Secret of Boccherini

Documentary 24 min.
Directors:  Carine Bijlsma
Producer:  Rosan Boersma
Company:  De Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie
Editor:  Annelotte Medema
Broadcasted by:  NTR Podium, 2008/2012

The director’s father, acclaimed Dutch cellist Anner Bylsma, features as the main character of the film. Bylsma is said to be one of few people today who possess Boccherini’s secret. His dream has been for many years to travel to the abandoned Palacio del Infante don Luis de Borbón; where Boccherini lived and wrote what was to be his most important compositions. The film joins Bylsma on his journey to the palace where a quintet of the new generation will play Boccherini’s music.

​​Wildcard, Netherlands Film Festival 2008
Prins Bernard Documentary Award 2008​

Nederlands Film Festival, Netherlands 2008
Cello Biennale 2008
Bergamo Film Meeting,  Bergamo, Italy 2009
Beeld Voor Beeld, Bogota, Colombia 2009
Jecheon Music And Filmfestival, Seoul, Korea 2009/2012