This absorbing vérité account of the legendary Opéra National de Paris takes cues from Frederick Wiseman in its direct approach and focus on the workers, performers, and creative directors who make the institution’s many splendid operas and concerts run smoothly. Covering the appointment of Stéphane Lissner as director of the Opéra, the arrival of legendary dance choreographer Benjamin Millepied, and the Bataclan terror attack, Bron’s film is a mosaic of incredible passion and effort that transcend creative and financial obstacles.
In French and English with English subtitles.
Official selection: Rendez-Vous with French Cinema
A Film Movement release.