Music is music at Festival de Carcassonne


Music is music, a film by Mathieu Amalric, will be featured at the Festival de Carcassonne, as part of the Contrechamps series.
The screening of the film will take place on Saturday 30 June 2018 at 22 h.

In a poetic composition of song, narration, and images, this film follows Canadian soprano and orchestra conductor Barbara Hannigan, accompanied by the LUDWIG Orchestra, as she records her album Crazy Girl Crazy. Why did she choose these three pieces, in essence so different, but which intimately resonate with her: Berio’s Sequenza III, Berg’s Lulu Suite, and Gershwin’s Girl Crazy? With this musical voyage peering into a world of precision and sharing, where a passionate woman brings forth a vocal tour de force, Mathieu Amalric, César winner for Best Actor in 2005 and 2008, shows us once more his talent behind the camera with this new opus that goes beyond a mere artist’s portrait.

Music is music, which is part of the multi-award winning album Crazy Girl Crazy, was featured earlier this season at the 55th New York Film Festival, the Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival 2018 in Lisbon and the 36th Fifa in Montreal. At the Festival de Carcassonne, Music is music will be shown alongside Barbara ou ma plus belle histoire d’amour, a documentary by Gérard Vergez, which has not been shown since it was screened in 1973 and was restored in HD by INA (French audiovisual institute). It was a major source of inspiration for Mathieu Amalric when he directed his film Barbara starring Jeanne Balibar.
On June 30th, Mathieu Amalric and Yves Jeuland will be special guests.