Gallant Indies
by Philippe Beziat, France 2020, 108'
PHOTOGRAPHY: Raphaël O’Byrne   PRODUCERS: Philippe Martin, David Thion
SOUND: François Waledisch   IN COPRODUCTION WITH: Arte France Cinéma, L’Opéra national de Paris
LANGUAGE: vo: French; sub: Italian, English    

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film    Presented at the 14th edition of Lo schermo dell'arte, 2021

In 2019, to celebrate its 350th anniversary, the Opéra Bastille in Paris commissioned well-known French artist Clément Cogitore to stage Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Baroque opera Les Indes Galantes. The film follows the entire production process of the opera, which was a huge success with the public, and which questioned the classic canons of a conservative institution like the Opéra by involving hip-hop, krump, break, voguing dancers and choreographers from the Parisian banlieue, to show how a piece composed in 1735 can speak to younger generations.

Philippe Béziat
He has directed several documentaries on the subject of opera, including Becoming Traviata (2012). He has made short and long films for television, including: Claudio Monteverdi aux sources de l’opéra (2017) and Jacques Prévert, paroles inattendues (2017). He also directed a series of portraits of artists for France Culture: Jean Dubuffet, Giorgio Morandi, Jean Tinguely, Edgar Varèse and James Ensor.

Filmografia selezionata
2017 Claudio Monteverdi aux sources de l’opéra; Jacques Prévert, paroles inattendues 2012 Becoming Traviata; Noces, Stravinsky/Ramuz 2009 Pelléas et Mélisande, le chant des aveugles

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