The claim of Herbert von Karajan, the founder of the Salzburg Easter Festival, for exclusivity and the highest artistic standard, is still taken very seriously by those responsible for this truly elitist festival. At the big name and sensational program points it becomes clear that the Easter Festival is more than the world famous summer festival the cultural event of the year.
Away from the mainstream, last year a movie was released in the US, called a small gem. No superstars, no huge budget, no mega-story. But the (not quiet) portrait of a 6-year-old girl who lives in modest circumstances with her single mother in a seedy motel in Florida, the room for $ 38 a day.