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IFcinéma à la carte: Music Day

Image: "Chante ton bac d'abord" by David André

For June, IFcinema à la carte celebrates Music Day with musical movies, available to watch on U.S. territory. It will be available free of charge and without registration, from June 10 to July 10 on this dedicated page. Enjoy!

Chante Ton Bac D'Abord
Directed by David André, 2013, France, 1h22

This film tells the stormy tale of a group of friends from Boulogne-sur-Mer, a French town hit by the financial crisis. A year between dreams and disillusion, imagined by teenagers from a working or middle class background, with songs that regularly add poetry, laughter, and emotion to reality.

Sur Les Chemins de la Rumba
Directed by David-Pierre Fila, 2014,
Republic of the Congo, 1h38
The film about the roads of the rumba makes us travel while travelling itself with a visible simplicity through a progress on the other side of the world. The roads of the rumba pulls (entails) us through the African coasts, of the pond of Congo, of gauged, of Ecuador, in rib (coast) of ivory, in a journey, tempered of familiar notes, quite avid to melt the essence of this African musical art with a glance and rhythms exits of the Pond of Congo, as a matter of fact sources which gave him (her) its shape and its soul. The resultat it is the harmony inhabited with the beauty of the men (people) and with the women, and the landscapes that embodies this music, that of the journey, echanges, and peace.

Quand Les Mains Murmurent
Directed by Thierry Augé, 2012, France, 58min

In the introductory class to orchestral direction at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, ten students follow the teaching of their impassioned and affectionate professor. From the first clumsy gestures to the face to face with the symphonic orchestra.

French Waves
Directed by Julian Starke, 2017, France, 1h07

Through a series of interviews with iconic artists from yesterday and today, Julian Starke’s documentary offers a take on French electro from the younger generation’s perspective. He tracks down the American roots of techno and house music, brings the era of illegal raves to life, and tells the extraordinary tale of French Touch, a music style that has played a pivotal role in the recognition of electronic music throughout the world.

Program of 3 shorts films selected in the serie "La 3ème Scène" produced by the Paris Opera: 

Directed by Julie Deliquet, 2020, France, 18min

Between Opera Bastille and the Hospital of Gustave-Roussy de Villjuif, two path of actresses on the verge of embodying disease.

Les Divas du Taguerabt
Directed by Karim Moussaoui, 2020, France, 15min

To strengthen a financial cooperation with Algeria, China offered in 2016 an Opera House to the city of Algiers. Not accustomed to operatic culture, Algeria does not have the necessary funds to support and maintain this auditorium of 1,400 seats. Karim Moussaoui reflects on the role an Opera House could play in the Algerian musical culture. With his crew, he sets off to the desert in search of the mysterious divas of the Taguerabt.

Vers Le Silence
Directed by Jean-Stéphane Bron, 2018, France, 9min

After the release of the documentary film “L’Opéra” in April 2017, the film director followed the Musical Director of the Paris Opera and the Paris Opera Orchestra during rehearsals for Gustav Mahler’s Symphony n°9 whose interpretation is paradoxically based on... silence.