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The Paris Opera
Dir.: Jean-Stéphane Bron | 111 minutes

The Paris Opera

France, Switzerland 2017 | 111 minutes | French | Hebrew, English subtitles

The Palais Garnier, historical home of the Paris Opera and birthplace of classical ballet, is not only one of the most beautiful landmarks in the City of Lights, but also one of the most prestigious and acclaimed theatres in the world. In this documentary, Swiss director Jean-Stéphane Bron takes us behind the scenes of the Paris Opera on a fascinating cinematic journey filmed over one performance season – the first under Stephane Lissner’s artistic direction in the fall of 2015. Bron follows artists, musicians, conductors, dancers, choreographers, administrators, managers, and patrons – all facing multiple challenges and determined to reach new artistic heights.