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The Reel Thing Film Club : Becoming Traviata | Redcliffe Library
Thu. 27 April 2017, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEST
Join the Reel Thing Film Club and enjoy a wide range of international documentaries and independent films from Beamafilm, the video streaming service developed by filmmakers! Stay afterwards for coffee and discussion of the film with like minded viewers.
April : Becoming Traviata (2012)
Redcliffe Library, Thursday 27 April, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
The reinvention of Verdi’s masterpiece, La Traviata, as sung by world-famous French coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay, is the subject of Philippe Béziat’s thrilling new movie. A modern, minimalist, post-punk approach strips away the opulence and grandiosity associated with operatic productions. Concentrating on director Jean-François Sivadier’s working relationship with Dessay, the film reveals how two great creative minds build the story of a doomed love affair. The stars rehearse in what look like yoga outfits, on a bare stage, with minimal props. The final production, set against a backdrop of sky and clouds, punctuated by a single chandelier, features Violetta and Alfredo (a darkly gorgeous Charles Castronovo) as the very essence of hipster-chic. Their passion, however, is for the ages. With music performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Louis Langrée.
From France. Rated PG. 1:48 mins