Tue, 30 May|
Festival of the Sun King: Tous les Matins du Monde film screening
The first out of six events, Sands Film Studios shows the iconic Tous les Matins du Monde with the music by Mr de Sainte Colombe and his disciple Marin Marais. This is paired with a concert on the 1st of June. Please note, tickets available via link in detailed description!
Time & Location
30 May, 20:00 – 23:00
London, Sands Films Ltd, 119 Rotherhithe St, London SE16 4NF, UK
About The Event
Event 1/6 of the Festival of the Sun king: Tous les Matins du Monde film screening
December 1991: the French film world was swept off its feet by a single event, the the release of the film Tous les matins du monde. An intimist film in which the star role was played by… music, the music of a forgotten master, Mr de Sainte Colombe and his disciple Marin Marais. Surpassing all expectations, the film was an immediate success and for two weeks held its own at the box office against two powerful “machines” of the American cinema, Terminator 2 and Bernard and Bianca, – it was, after all, the Christmas period! The soundtrack of the film immediately followed suit and made its way into the charts and other all-category best-sellers, just behind Michael Jackson and ahead of Queen…
It was an incredible success which justly rewarded the fruit of a close collaboration among three great artists, all of them lovers of early music, who had taken on the challenge of making music the very crux of a film : the director, Alain Corneau, the writer and author of the screenplay, Pascal Quignard and above all Jordi Savall, the musical director and performer of the soundtrack. The film scooped up 7 Césars – including the award for the best film music, which went to Jordi Savall – and received numerous international awards for the soundtrack.
This festival is made possible by a generous grant by the Continuo Foundation.
This event is available to attend in person and to watch live online.