Boîtes à musique

Switzerland | 2017 | 8 min
- Without dialogue
Sound mixing: Jürg Von Allmen
Editing: Ruth Schläpfer
Cinematographer: Stéphane Kuthy
Producer: Georges Gachot
Script: Georges Gachot
Sound: Balthasar Jucker
Composer: Banda Cê


Presented in partnership with SWISS FILMS
The film will be available for free screening from Friday, March 9 on the website of La Fabrique culturelle

North American Premiere

Spotlight: Country – Switzerland. This industrial choreography reflects director Georges Gachot’s fascination for machines busy at work producing tin cans. With their sounds and rhythms, their breathing and automated movements, these machines become musicians and dancers for one show, all caught on tape in this short film. The soundtrack, which is entirely composed of workshop sounds, is interpreted by machines, as dancers of iron and bolts follow a majestic, mechanical choreography. The man behind these iron monsters holds a fragile place in this powerful, metallic world of music and aesthetics. A rhythmic union between image and sound.


Georges Gachot

Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Georges Gachot started his career working in film production for commercials and as sound assistant, most notably in the Oscar winning film Journey of Hope, in 1990. In 1996, he began producing and directing his own films that enjoyed worldwide success. He received the prestigious Italia Prize in 2002 for his portrait of the Argentinean pianist Martha Argerich in Martha Argerich, Evening Talks.
Filmography | Where are You, Joao Gilberto? (2018) ; O Samba (2014) ; L’ombrello di Beatocello (2012) ; Rio Sonata (2010) ; Maria Bethânia, Música é Perfume (2005) ; Money or Blood (2004) ; Martha Argerich, Evening Talks (2002) ; And The Beat Goes On (2000) ; Bach at the Pagoda (1997).

Screenings playing this movie

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal – Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings / Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium
Screening # 17
Presented by SWISS FILMS
Boîtes à musique
FIFA Special Screenings

Boîtes à musique

Switzerland | 8 min | 2017

- Without dialogue

Mstislav Rostropovitch, l'archet indomptable
FIFA Competition

Mstislav Rostropovitch, l'archet indomptable

France | 85 min | 2017

Russian, German, French | Subtitles in French