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QUEBÉC | METROPOLIS in CINÉCONCERT for Le Festival de Cinéma de Québec

  • Palais Montcalm 995 Rue D'Youville Québec, QC, G1R 3P1 Canada (map)


As the First film inscribed into the UNESCO Memory of the World Register, Metropolis inspired the 2001 Space Odyssey, Blade Runner and Stars Wars just to name a few. Viewed in several countries, it was only in 2010, following the discovery of the missing 25 minutes of the film in Argentina, that it was presented in its full version. This great classic of science fiction leaves the audio component vacant, providing a perfect opportunity for the Casavant Frères organ to shine under an original score composed by Thibaudeau himself.

"Written in 2010 for the Canadian premiere of the new restoration of the film (...), this work is a reflection of the drama on the screen. The strings and the harpsichord accompanying the bourgeoisie, oppose the brass and organ of the workers. Like the heart, between the head and the hand, percussion comes to unite these two sections of society.
Music sometimes complex but always generous, the partition of Metropolis underlines in a hypnotic and obsessional way the brutal meeting of these two worlds in perpetual conflict. Unfortunately, still relevant ... " 
 - Gabriel Thibaudeau, conductor and composer

This science fiction masterpiece takes a critical look at a future where human values re struggling to survive, shadowed by the specular of growing commercialism. Spectators will have the chance to witness this upsetting portrait of a society that is still resonating today. The classic German dystopia of Fritz Lang along with the OSQ will leave you in wonder. 

 "This CineConcert is the first one I've ever seen! That moment had turned me upside down, amazed, and I had sworn to schedule such events! " 
- Olivier Bilodeau, Director of Festival Programming

 Hurry,  tickets are limited!

Earlier Event: September 1
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Later Event: September 21
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