EVENT (1997)

50e FESTIVAL DE CANNES

 

Philippe Decouflé has always been close to cinema, with the silver screen sometimes acting as the supporting fabric or reference to his works, both in terms of content and form. Therefore, it was entirely natural that he direct the opening ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the Cannes film Festival, with a ballet taking us back to the beginnings of silent movies in black and white. Flickering lights paying tribute to the first steps of an emerging art. But, as always, in keeping with the moment, there is play and interplay of frames, images and reflection.

 

WITH:
HAMID BEN MAHI, MAGALI CAILLET, STÉPHANE CHIVOT, MURIEL CORBEL, DAVID DEFEVER, BRAD DENYS, ANTHONY EGÉA, ÉRIC MARTIN, ALEXANDRA NAUDET, IRMA OMERZO, MAXIME RIGOBERT, CHRISTOPHE SALENGRO, OLIVIER SIMOLA
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR:
PHILIPPE DECOUFLÉ
MUSIC:
SÉBASTIEN LIBOLT ET LA TRABANT
COSTUME:
PHILIPPE GUILLOTEL
LIGHTS:
PATRICE BESOMBES
PROPS:
PIERRE-JEAN VERBRAEKEN
FILMS:
DOMINIQUE WILLOUGHBY
DIRECTION TECHNIQUE:
LAHLOU BENAMIROUCHE

 

Performed on 11 May 1987 for the 50th Cannes International Film Festival.