Leandro Koch

Leandro Koch is an argentinian writer and director. He has so far written and directed two short films, VISIBLE ISLAND (2019) and YET SOME DAY (2020). Since 2018, he has been working with Paloma Schachmann on THE KLEZMER PROJECT (2023), which premiered in Berlin in 2023 and won the Best First Feature Documentary Prize.

The Klezmer Project

A film by Leandro Koch & Paloma Schachmann

2023 - Austria/Argentina - Docu-Fiction/Musical Roadmovie

Argentinian cameraman Leandro makes a living from filming Jewish weddings. At one of his jobs, he falls in love with Paloma, the clarinetist of the Klezmer band. To seduce her he pretends to be shooting a documentary film about traditional Yiddish folk music. What Leandro does not know is that his “fake” film project will take him on an unscripted journey throughout Eastern Europe in search of the last remaining Klezmer melodies.