Every month, the FNCC suggests screenings about a specific topic. In June, the centre will propose musical movies especially linked to the big musical upcoming event of the month: the World Music Day!
The opening of the cycle will happen with the film of Tony Gatlif, Geronimo (2013) which tells the story of a young educator who tries to calm tensions between the young people of Saint Pierre district. Everything shifts when Nil Terzi, a teenager of Turkish origin escapes her forced marriage to find her lover, Lucky Molina, a young gypsy so their escape ignites the powders.
French Cancan (1954) by the famous French director Jean Renoir will immerse you into another atmosphere jumping back in time during the “Belle Epoque”; in 1890’s in Montmartre where Henri Danglard tries to lead his tumultuous life between his love for the dancer Lola and the problems of running his business, the
Chinese Screen. The story truly begins when Danglard decides to resurrect an old dance, the French Cancan, which he convinces Nini, a pretty laundress of his acquaintance to do. You will let yourself be seduced by this Parisian old movie!
The keystone of this cinema cycle, as the inauguration of the 2018 edition of the
World Music Day, will be the performance of the cine concert “The Lost World”; by the French jazz quintet OZMA, based on the movie of Harry O Hoyt realized in 1925. OZMA is an energetic quintet with one leg in the liberty of jazz, the other in electro trance and both hands covered in greasy rock. It gives a new life to Hoyt’s movie with a musical creation going on the adventures of the Professor Challenger in the Amazon jungle infested by ancient creatures. As evidence, the explorer manages to bring a brontosaurus back in a steel cage. The news then becomes all the more sensational in London when the cage breaks on its arrival to the Museum and the monster sets out on a terrifying visit of the city. Night at the museum with the main actor Ben Stiller has not invented anything!
OZMA’s innovative jazz music, punctuated by pop melodies, rock explosions, and traces of repetitive, electronic music dusts off the famous silent movie. More than a film, more than a concert, let’s go to live the OZMA experience!
Before starting a new cinema cycle, FNCC will end this one with La Vie est Belle (Life is rosy) (1988) by Benoit Lamy, a Congolese musical drama especially chosen for the National Day of the Democratic Republic of Congo, on the 30th of June.
Wednesday, 6 June, 18h, Geronimo, Tony Gatlif, drama, 1h47, 2013. N$40
Wednesday, 13 June, 18h, French Cancan, Jean Renoir, comedy-drama, 1h37, 1954. N$40
Wednesday, 20 June, 18h, as part of the World Music Day OZMA presents:
Cine-Concert: The Lost World, by Harry O Hoyt, fantasy, 1h46, 1925.
N$70 IN ADVANCE; N$100 AT THE DOOR
Wednesday, 27 June, 18h, La Vie est Belle, Benoit Lamy, Mweze Ngangura, musical drama, 1h20, 1988. FREE
Movies are screened in French with English subtitles.