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Chucho Vadés & La Creación

 

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As energetic and inspired as ever, Chucho Valdés presents La Creación, an epic work that traces the emergence of Yoruba culture in the Caribbean. Flamboyant and vibrant, this Afro-Cuban oratorio is preceded by a solo concert by Valdés on piano.

 

Navigating for fifty years at the effervescent confluence of several musical sources, in the wake of his illustrious father Bebo Valdés, also a pianist and composer, Chucho Valdés embodies in particular the fusion between Cuba and Africa. This incandescent fusion is now celebrated in La Creación, a large-scale work composed and directed by Valdés, in which his piano, drums, double bass, bata drums, a Creole choir and a gleaming big band come together. Relating the emergence of the Yoruba culture (from West Africa) in the Caribbean, this intensely mixed oratorio is also a fervent ode to freedom. A rare solo piano concert by Chucho Valdés completes the evening.

Genre: Global Music
Director: Samuel Thiebaut
Duration: 75′
Format: HD

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Richard Galliano “A Child’s Dream”

 

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This return to his roots will be the perfect opportunity for us to tell the story of Richard Galliano, a musician celebrated throughout the world but a man with a secret existence. This film will be the first portrait of the man and the artist, an intimate and romantic portrait.

 

For the first time we will unravel the mystery of his work, and show how Galliano became what he is, how he built himself. We will show him up close, offering a total immersion in his universe and his creation. With as a common thread, what appears to be the key to his work and his existence: Richard Galliano was built on a childhood wound. His entire career, which is very romantic, passes through this prism: the story of Richard Galliano is intimately linked to that of his father Lucien, and to the instrument that he had tamed, with which he was one with, the accordion. An instrument that can now with him, thanks to him, offer the most noble repertoire in prestigious concert hallsBach, Vivaldi, and soon Mozart on the accordion, Salle Pleyel, at the Philharmonic, who could have imagined it? Like a child’s dream that would come true today.

Genre: Jazz
Director: Thierry Guedj
Duration: 52′
Format: HD

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The Complaint of the Anthem of Europe

(Provisional title)

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Genre: Documentary
Duration: 52′
Directed by Jean-Marc Longval

The European anthem Ode to Joy celebrates its 50 years in 2022. And it is in crisis. Having never had a say in the matter since its adoption, it is finally speaking out. Going through the great stages of the construction of Europe, it calls upon the figures of the past and lifts the veil on the grey areas that have marked out its tumultuous life path and intends to give meaning to its existence. The sequences of the fiftieth anniversary will take place in the context of the European Youth Event 2022.

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Time, No Changes: Miles Davis’ Second Great Quintet

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In 1962, Miles Davis was one of the major forces in music worldwide, and his artistic influence extended far beyond jazz. In 1964, he found four dynamic and up-and-coming musicians: Wayne Shorter on saxophone, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums. Subsequently, all four went on to become musical icons.

This group of younger musicians, orbiting one of the greatest artists of all time, pushed the boundaries of improvised music, and the group came to be known as Miles Davis’ Second Great Quintet. Fifty years later, their experimental approach to music is unmatched and may be the most influential force in jazz today.

The documentary focuses on the Quintet’s musical landmarks and unfolds the inspired magic that made it all happen. It is a deep dive into the recordings, live performances, band dynamic, and how it all came to an end in 1968. The film features three of the surviving members — Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Ron Carter — along with other musicians the band has influenced.

This is the story of Miles Davis’ Second Great Quintet.

Genre: Jazz
Director: Christian D. Bruun
Duration: 75′
Format: HD

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The Fly by Valérie Lesort and Christian Hecq

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Genre: Theater Play

In the 1960s, in the heart of a village, Robert lives with his mother Odette.
In his fifties, bald and paunchy, Robert spends most of his time locked up in the garage where he is trying to develop the teleportation machine. We witness the daily life of this strange couple, punctuated by more or less successful teleportation experiments.
As in Cronenberg’s film, based on George Langelaan’s short story, Robert tries to teleport himself, but a fly slipped into the machine, and the apprentice scientist is gradually transformed into a giant insect. His physical and mental transformations are reminiscent of those of Gregor in Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Robert will dehumanize himself little by little to become a beast capable of climbing the wall, driven by an insatiable search for food.

Body work, special effects, aesthetics of the time of the beginnings of computer science, La Mouche is a laboratory of scenic and visual experiments, an extraordinary playground.

Freely inspired by the short story by George Langelaan
Adapted and directed by Valérie Lesort and Christian Hecq
With
Robert: Christian Hecq, member of the Comédie-Française
Marie-Pierre : Valérie Lesort
Odette : Christine Murillo
Inspector Langelaan : Jan Hammenecker

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Time and Space

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Genre: Dance, Krump
Director/Author: Jonathan Steuer
Duration: 6×5′ or 1×35′

Six stories, six places, six sequence shots and bodies in movement: this is the proposal of TIME and SPACE.
Whether in the street, in a desert or in a dilapidated underground, dance becomes the central element of a staging of singular stories, carried, for each episode, by an artist.
Between documentary fiction and dance clip, each episode will be the object of a different narration thanks to a style of realization which will be specific to it; the formats, the global tone, the references used will be different from one episode to another.

One of the specificities will be the use of a single sequence shot per episode. This allows the viewer to be totally immersed in the environment of the episode, in a fluid and raw way.
Each episode will highlight a different dance style or culture, classical, contemporary, hip-hop, etc. This allows for a variety of stories, offering the viewer the possibility of discovering universes that he or she is not familiar with.

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