As a prelude, the Festival will once again be presenting a film concert on Wednesday 20 September at 7.30 p.m. in the Aubette auditorium, in partnership with Bibliothèques Idéales. Electro music by the experimental artist Joakim will accompany Metropolis, Fritz Lang’s 1926 silent masterpiece. Using the restored version of the cut closest to the original version, screened at its 1927 world premiere in Berlin, Joakim will take us not only into the dark depths of Metropolis and its industrial noises but also into moments of light through the characters of Maria and Freder.
Free of charge – No registration required
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working-class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
Director : Fritz Lang
Germany – 1926 – 2h20 – silent, with French titles
Joakim’s short biography :
A definitive figure within French music, Joakim has spent his entire category-defying career exploring multiple facets of sound and musical production. His extensive body of work lies at the intersection of music, art and fashion. Informed by his extensive training in classical piano, Joakim is one of the great experimental artists who has one foot in the Avant-Garde and another in the stream of the Pop world. Joakim has unquestionably left his mark on electronic music, modernizing and hybridizing it, while tracing his own path without concern for schools or genres, be it techno, krautrock, ambient, post punk or anything in between.