Based on archive footage from the 1950s and 1960s, the film revisits gala soirees at the Opera de Paris, frequented by the French and international celebrities, royalties and heads of states. With exquisite editing style and soft humour, the director Sergei Loznitsa revives the glamorous era, when kings and queens, presidents and film stars ascended the stairs of the Garnier temple to worship the art of opera. This short movie is part of the feature film "Celles qui Chantent".
Philippe Martin, Dimitri Krassoulia-Vronsky
Les Films Pelleas
Born in Baranovitchi in 1964, while Byelorussia was still part of the Soviet Union. Amongst his films are the documentary features The Settlement (2001) and Landscape (2005); and the fictional features My Joy (2010) and In The Fog (2012), all shown in a retrospective of his work at the 36th Mostra. He was a member of the International Jury of the 37th Mostra. In 2018, he won the director’s award at the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes Film Festival with the movie Donbass.