3 films, 3 stories to share the youth of an extraordinary conductor; meet with a centenarian grandmother filmed by her granddaughter and, finally venture into a future world with augmented reality lenses. As a bonus, a series not to be missed.
DIVERTIMENTO (at the theater)
By Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar with Oulaya Amamra.
From the age of 12, Zahia dreamed of becoming a conductor. She learned this profession alongside Maestro Sergiu Celibadache before founding the Symphony Orchestra Divertimento in 1998. Supported by her twin sister, Fettouma, she fights against clichés and prejudices in order to achieve her goal. Access to culture for all is Ariane’s thread in this biographical film where the works of Prokofiev, Schubert, Ravel, and Beethoven take on another dimension until the conductor and her orchestra make one.
(IM)MORTELS (on cinefile.ch)
By Lila Ribi.
Available in English.
Lila Ribi’s grandmother is a hundred years old. For years, she films her while asking her the same question each time: what happens after death? Greti always answers her: after death, there is nothing.
So off she goes on a quest to find a better answer.
SIGHT (on Youtube)
By Sight Systems.
This futuristic short film by Eran May-Raz and Daniel Lazo presents a completely connected world (or totally disconnected from reality) where the main character uses augmented reality lenses to meet his second half.
THE CONSULTANT (on Prime Video)
By Tony Basgallop.
The consultant is first and foremost a book by Bentley Little. This is the story of a company that faces difficulties after the murder of its CEO. The board decides to hire a consultant, Mr. Patoff, who will gradually take control.
Photography © (Im)mortels