The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Les Indes galantes de Jean-Philippe Rameau

France | 2019 | 112 min
French | Subtitles in French
Author: Clément Cogitore
Costume: Wojciech Dziedzic
Decorater: Alban Ho Van
Lighting: Sylvain Verdet
Cast: Choeur de chambre de Namur, Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Danseurs Compagnie Rualité, Stanislas De Barbeyrac, Sabine Devieilhe, Jodie Devos, Alexandre Duhamel, Julie Fuchs, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Orchestre Cappella Mediterranea, Florian Sempey, Mathias Vidal
Choreography: Bintou Dembélé
Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
Director: François-René Martin


In attendance of Laurent Métivier, Head of the Audiovisual Department of the Opéra de Paris and Dimitri Krassoulia, producer for the films Phelléas and 3e scène for the Opéra de Paris.

Presented with the support of the Consulate General of France in Quebec City.

A masterpiece of the Enlightenment, Les Indes galantes is a sparkling entertainment. Yet Rameau’s first opera-ballet also testifies to the ambiguous view held by Europeans concerning other peoples – Turks, Incas, Persians, “Savages”… In 2017, film director Clément Cogitore made an explosive and critically acclaimed film adaptation of an extract from Les Indes galantes in collaboration with the Krump dancers. This time, with choreographer Bintou Dembélé, he takes up Rameau’s box of delights in its entirety to set it once more in an urban and political space whose frontiers he explores.


François-René Martin

Passionate about music and film, producer and director François-René Martin works with numerous production companies, television channels and French and international musical institutions.
Since 2007 when he signed the series of short "Presto" programmes for France Télévisions, he has specialized in filming symphony concerts and operas: La Folle Journée de Nantes, the La Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival, the Verbier Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the Orchestre de Paris, the Paris Opera, the Chorégies d'Orange, the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg directed by Valery Gergiev ...
His most recent accomplishments include Carmen by Bizet (Bieito / Opéra de Paris) and Schönberg’s Moses und Aron (Castellucci) for Arte and France Televisions at the Paris Opera, live concerts by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and the complete Bruckner Symphonies in the monastery Sankt Florian (Austria) with the Munich Philharmonic under the baton of Valery Gergiev...

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Filmography | Lux Aeterna (2019) ; LSO Concert (2019) ; Les Indes Galantes (2019) ; Intégrale des Symphonies de Bruckner (2019)

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