This film is not currently scheduled to screen at New Park.
This all-access documentary goes behind the scenes of the Paris Opera, following the array of personnel - management, performers, costumers, cleaning crew - who work to bring breathtaking spectacles to audiences night after night.
Over the course of a season, Swiss director Jean-Stéphane Bron nimbly juggles a dizzying number of storylines, from labour disputes to procuring a live bull for Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron to a PR crisis involving the head of the company’s ballet. Sweeping in scope yet full of intimate human moments, ‘The Paris Opera’ offers a candid look at everything that goes into operating one of the world’s foremost performing arts institutions.
Cast Stéphane Lissner, Benjamin Millepied, Bryn Terfel, Philippe Jordan, Amandine Albisson, Hervé Moreau.
“The whole film is assembled, edited and orchestrated like an opera” – Telerama.