This year’s Bath Film Festival will run from 28 November 8 December 2013 and will be a celebration of great cinema, with screenings and events taking place across the city.
Bath Film Festival is in its 23rd consecutive year and is one of the most successful film festival in the South West.
Each November we screen an eclectic mix of specialist films, features, documentaries, shorts, previews and retrospective films.
Full line-up to be announced in October.
The Passion of Joan of Arc with live score
The Passion of Joan of Arc is a masterpiece produced by Carl Dreyer in 1924.
Many silent films are accompanied by a form of classical/cinema music, which is respectful and ever so slightly bland. The score composed by Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) and Adrian Utley (Portishead) is neither of those things. It is an aural experiment, using sounds and instruments as a form of intensive assault, much as the film uses tightly focused close ups to make the maximum impact. They will perform live accompanied by a 22 pieces-band orchestra.
They will be conducted by Charles Hazelwood, of BBC Proms fame. Will and Adrian are famous for music that fits somewhere in the rock and/or pop genre, but their deeper musical interests are in more experimental music, which is what this film allows them to explore. The fact that a conductor of the stature of Charles Hazlewood has chosen to conduct the piece is a sign of how unusual and challenging the music is. Prepare to have your eyes, ears and mind expanded and transformed.
Last but not least: The Passion of Joan of Arc will be screened, accompanied by this wonderful score, in the magnificent Bath Abbey.
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Thank you so much for your comprehension and your interest in our Festival! Don’t hesitate to contact me for further information.
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