Paris Opera, The


reż|dir Jean-Stéphane Bron | FR | 2017 | 106 min
prod|pro Philippe Martin, David Thion scen|wr Jean-Stéphane Bron zdj|ph Blaise Harrison muz|mus Benjamin Millepied mon|ed Julie Léna ob|cast Stéphane Lissner dys|dis Against Gravity


The Paris Opera is one of the biggest, most beautiful, and most recognizable theatres in the world; 450 actors can perform at its stage at a time and the auditorium fits 2,200 people. It is also one of the most secretive cultural venues; no-one actually knows what happens behind its scenes. Bron’s film reveals its mysteries and shows the functioning of this unusual institution. Unfortunately, the announcement of a strike complicates everyday affairs of the opera, and the whole city is in mourning after a terrorist attack. One thing, however, unites the troupe: 6hour rehearsals for Richard Wagner’s music drama The Mastersingers of Nuremberg.

2017 Moscow International Film Festival — Silver Saint George for Best Documentary
2017 Docs Against Gravity — Chopin’s Nose Award nomination

Jean-Stéphane Bron (1969) Swiss director and screenwriter born in Lausanne. Graduate of Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL). Two-time winner of Swiss Film Award for Best Documentary Film for his Corn in Parliament and Cleveland vs. Wall Street, which was screened at Cannes Festival in La Quinzane des Réalisateurs section and received a nomination for César Award.

2017 Opera Paryska|L’Opéra|The Paris Opera
2013 L'Expérience Blocher |The Blocher Experience
2010 Cleveland contre Wall Street |Cleveland vs. Wall Street
2006 Mój brat się żeni|Mon frère se marieMy Brother is Getting Married
2003 Mais im Bundeshuus: la génie hévetique|Corn in Parliament
1999 La bonne conduite - cinq histoires d'auto-école
1997 Connu de nos services|Known To Our Departments

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Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow