Directed by Susan Froemke, an American film director and producer, this movie explores the conductor's roots through interviews with family members, early influences, and colleagues, as well as clips from Yannick's childhood home videos. All the stories of his childhood, adolescence, and youth are told by him, his mother, his piano teacher, and his close friend. All core information lays in actual conversations, interviews, and opinions.
It's worth remarking that this movie is a so-called cinema verité documentary, meaning that it shows us a maestro captured in his reality, in everyday situations. We can watch what he feels and how he reacts in various situations, both enlightening and discouraging. This film is amazing in its subjectivity – it is literally very close to Yannick himself. Furthermore, the movie is quite chamber-like, intimate, and this feeling is maintained visually. The shots are mostly from a first-person point of view, showing how Yannick sees the orchestra pit and the theatre stage, how he works with each member of the opera almost personally, individually. This approach gives us more understanding of his everyday work and makes us really relate to the maestro's routine.