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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Feb 052018
 
"A stealth backstage chronicle"
 — The New York Times
"Beautifully shot and gracefully edited"
—  The Village Voice
"Engrossing, funny and often moving"
The Boston Herald
THIS MARCH, FILM MOVEMENT TAKES VIEWERS BEHIND
THE SCENES OF A DRAMA-FILLED SEASON AT ONE OF

THE WORLD'S GREATEST CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

 

THE PARIS OPERA
 
Street Date: March 6, 2018
DVD SRP: $24.95
 
Called "Indispensible Viewing,"[1] Director Jean-Stéphane Bron's
Backstage Music Doc Features Performing Arts Luminaries Including Benjamin Millepied,  Philippe Jordan, Bryn Terfel and Many Others; Digital HD Will be Available Day-and-Date from all Leading Platforms
Including Amazon, iTunes and Vudu
THE PARIS OPERA (Official Trailer)
THE PARIS OPERA (Official Trailer)
SYNOPSIS
 
Sweeping in scope yet full of intimate moments, THE PARIS OPERA, called "a must for opera fans," [2] offers a candid look behind the scenes of one of the world's foremost performing arts institutions. Over the course of one tumultuous season, director Jean-Stéphane Bron (The Blocher Experience, Cleveland Versus Wall Street) nimbly juggles multiple storylines – from ballet and opera rehearsals, to strike negotiations, last minute crises and ticket disputes – revealing the dedication of the talented personnel who bring breathtaking spectacles to the stage night after night.
 
It's Autumn 2015 and, at the Paris Opera, new director Stéphane Lissner is putting the finishing touches to his first press conference.  Backstage, artists and crew diligently prepare to raise the curtain on a new season with Schönberg's opera, Moses and Aaron.  However, the announcement of a strike and arrival of a 2000-pound bull in a supporting role complicate matters greatly.  As the season progresses, more and more characters appear, playing out the human comedy in the manner of a documentary Opera.  Enter promising young Russian singer, Mikhail Tymoshenko, who begins at the Opera's Academy; in the hallways of Opera Bastille, his destiny will cross paths with that of Bryn Terfel, one of the greatest voices of his time.  And Lissner will have to weather star choreographer Benjamin Millepied jumping ship soon after taking over as director of ballet at Palais Garnier.  But when the terrorist attack at The Bataclan plunges the city into mourning, the company recognizes the show must go on.
Aside from debuting on DVD, Film Movement will also release THE PARIS OPERA on Digital HD.  It will be available day-and-date on all leading digital platforms including Amazon, iTunes and Vudu
BONUS FEATURES
  • Commentary by director Jean-Stéphane Bron
  • Interview with director Jean-Stéphane Bron
  • Bonus Short Film:  Les Indes galantes (Directed by Clément Cogitore, France. French w/English subtitles, 6 minutes) — An inspired reinterpretation of Rameau's opera-ballet via Krump dancing on the Bastille Opera stage.
PROGRAM INFORMATION
 
Type:  DVD/Digital HD
Running Time:  111 minutes
Genre:  Documentary/Music
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1
Audio:  5.1 Surround Sound/2.0 Stereo
Language: French with English Subtitles
 

[1] Opera News
[2] San Francisco Chronicle

 

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