To celebrate the residencies of Leïla Ka, Alexandre Fandard, Loïc Touzé and the dancers of the Boppha Devi Dance School, the cinema of the Institut français puts musical creation in the spotlight! Discover the sweet melodies of Ernest and Celestine In Winter and vibrate to the rhythm of Gallant Indies, Authentik and Allons enfants. Music in films, cinema in music… see you at IFC!
Wednesday, December 14
“Authentik” by Audrey Estrougo (2021)
102 minutes – Portuguese version with French subtitles
France, early nineties. As the violence escalades between police and youth in the city projects, hip hop culture spreads as the best mean to express revolt. Two boys, JoeyStarr and Kool Shen, become the voice of a generation and the biggest French rap group ever: Suprême NTM. Watch the trailer!
“Allons enfants” by Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai (2021)
110 minutes – French version with English subtitles
In the heart of the capital, a high school is taking a crazy gamble: integrating students from working-class neighborhoods and breaking the spiral of academic failure through hip-hop dancing. Allons enfants is the story of this unique experience in France. Watch the trailer!
at 6:30pm – OUTDOOR
“Gallant Indies” by Philippe Béziat (2021)
108 minutes – French version with English subtitles
This is a premiere for 30 dancers of hip-hop, krump, break, voguing… A first for the director Clément Cogitore and for the choreographer Bintou Dembélé. And a first for the Paris’ Opera Bastille. By bringing together urban dance and opera singing, they reinvent Jean-Philippe Rameau’s baroque masterpiece, Les Indes Galantes. From rehearsals to public performances, it is a human adventure and a meeting of political realities that we follow: can a new generation of artists storm the Bastille today? Watch the trailer!
Saturday, December 17
“Ernest and Celestine In Winter” by Julien Chheng and Jean-Christophe Roger (2017)
45 minutes – French version with English subtitles
Ernest is a big gibberish bear. He likes to play music and eat jam. He took Célestine, an orphaned mouse, to his home and they now share a house. The two friends never get bored! As the first snowflakes approach, they prepare for hibernation of Ernest: you have to take care of Bibi, their wild goose, which will fly away before the cold weather, go to the mouse ball and celebrate first day of winter. Finally, don’t forget to cook good cakes so that Ernest falls asleep with a full stomach! Watch the trailer!