Meeting with Mathieu Amalric

Actor (Barbara, The Grand Budapest Hotel, La Vénus à la fourrure) and director (Barbara, La chambre bleue, Tournée) Mathieu Amalric will be honouring us with his presence at the 36th International Festival of Films on Art. Meet the eclectic artist who will discuss musical documentaries and the liberties they offer. This conversation will follow the screening of Amalric's two most recent films: Music is Music and Zorn.

The conversation will be co-hosted by Jennifer Alleyn and Anita Hugi.

BiographyMathieu Amalric is a French actor and director known for his performances in Munich by Steven Spielberg, Le Scaphandre et le Papillon by Julian Schnabel and as the villain in James Bond Quantum of Solace. Recipient of the Cesar award for the Best Actor in 2005 and 2008, Amalric is gaining further recognition for his recent work as a producer and a director.

Zorn (2010 – 2017): Mathieu Amalric’s film with John Zorn began as a European TV commission that was quickly abandoned in favor of something more intimate: an ongoing dialogue between two friends that will always be a work-in-progress.

► Music is Music:In a poetic composition of song, narration, and images, this film presented in Canadian premiere follows Canadian soprano and orchestra conductor Barbara Hannigan, accompanied by the Ludwig Orchestra, as she records her album Crazy Girl Crazy. It addresses why she chose these three pieces, in essence so different, but which intimately resonate with her: Berio’s Sequenza III, Berg’s Lulu Suite, and Gershwin’s Girl Crazy. This musical voyage peers into a world of precision, where a passionate woman brings forth a vocal tour de force. Mathieu Amalric shows us once more his talent behind the camera with this new opus that goes beyond a mere artist’s portrait. 


 Saturday 10th March, 8:00 PM, Screening #15 

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1379, Sherbrooke West Street, Montreal, QC, H3G 1J5