Two unprecedented Concert Films

19 June 2017 | News


Not one, but two Concert Films
for the 7th QCFF

 

The Passion of Joan of Arc, by Carl Theodor Dreyer

Played by the organist Karol Mossakowski
September 15, 8 PM

For one night only, the Québec City Film Festival (QCFF) offers you a unique occasion to view Dreyer’s masterpiece: The Passion of Joan of Arc. Actress Renée Falconetti’s stellar performance will be accompanied by the sound of the only Casavant organ in Québec City and played by young prodigy Karol Mossakowski, who at the age of 10 saw his masterful talent celebrated with numerous international awards.

Synopsis

An account of the trial of Joan of Arc in 1431, where she was accused of heresy by ecclesiastical jurists who decided to make her recant her claim of having holy visions, and in the end was burned at the stake.

Carl Theodor Dreyer, Director and Screenwriter

Starting his career at Nordisk Film, at the time one of the largest studios in Europe, the filmmaker reached his artistic peak with the production of The Passion of Joan of Arc, a masterpiece of silent film.

Karol Mossakowski, Organist

Forging his profound musical personality from the age of three, when he began to learn piano and organ from his father, this musical prodigy developed a desire to make music come alive through improvisation, an aspect he affords a great place in his interpretations.

 

 

 

BiRDMAN, by Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu

Played by the drummer Antonio Sanchez
September 21, 8 PM​

A Canadian premier, for this second musical evening at the Québec City Film Festival (QCFF) come see and hear a meeting between Oscar-winning film BiRDMAN by Alejandro González Iñárritu and spectacular drummer Antonio Sánchez. Be ready to vibrate to the rhythm of the famous composer and performer of the film’s soundtrack, who will accompany the projection live on stage. A unique visual and listening experience.

Synopsis

When he played the popular superhero Birdman, Riggan Thomson was world famous. Now he is trying to stage a play on Broadway with hopes of reconnecting with his lost glory. In the days before the play’s premiere he will have to face many challenges, including his family, his friends, his past, his dreams and his ego. If he can get through it there may be a chance the curtains will open.

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Director and Producer

With an early career that presented a unique narrative style, this Mexican filmmaker and screenwriter was venerated by winning Best Director Oscars for BiRDMAN and The Revenant two years in a row.

Antonio Sánchez, Drummersanchez.jpg

Virtuoso musician, visionary composer and a truly inspired musical thinker, Antonio Sánchez has already won 5 Grammy Awards, including one for his remarkable work as composer of the soundtrack for BiRDMAN.

 

 

 

 

 

Concert Film The Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer

September 15, 8 PM
39,99 $ (taxes and service fees included)

 

Concert Film BiRDMAN by Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu

September 21, 8 PM
61,99 $ (taxes and service fees included)

 

DUO Concert Films

79,99$ (taxes and service fees included)


The QCFF CinePass does not give access to these show.