Saturday Is Full of Special Events!
ADFF has a full lineup of Special Events on Saturday, including
intensive discussions with a maverick Mauritanian filmmaker and a
cutting-edge French band that has won acclaim for their film
scores. Plus there's a whole day of family fun with Swedish Shorts for Kids, the newly restored
1902 masterpiece A Trip to the Moon, and a program of
rare early cinema favorites.
Measured Improvisation: A Master Class with Abderrahmane
"I think it is a film that tells the story of man,"
Abderrahmane Sissako has said of his Cannes Un
Certain Regard winner Waiting for Happiness, "and I think
that man everywhere is somewhat the same." Such is the filmmaking
philosophy behind one of the leading voices in world cinema today.
With his allegorical approach and inimitable style, Sissako has
captured the imagination of not only his fellow West Africans, but
also the world. Join us for this rare opportunity as the revered
writer/director, whose internationally acclaimed films include
Le Jeu (1990), October (1993),
Rostov-Luanda (1997), Life on Earth (1998) and
Bamako (2006), discusses how improvisation with
non-professional actors functions as a definitive rewriting of the
Scoring the Moon: A Master Class with Air
Air, the French duo of Nicolas Godin and
Jean-Benoît Dunckel, have been creating ethereal, genre-defying
music since their debut in 1998 with the album Moon
Safari. Fittingly, these musical pioneers were selected to
compose and perform a new score for the Cannes premiere of the
landmark full-color restoration of Georges Méliès' 1902
masterpiece, A Trip to the Moon. Air are no strangers to
the film world, having won critical and popular acclaim for their
score to Sofia Coppola's 2000 debut The Virgin Suicides.
Join us for a trip into the world of film scoring as Air discuss
their work on
both Coppola's narrative drama and a fantastical piece of motion
picture history. Co-presented by the French Embassy,
Measured Improvisation: A Master Class with
Abderrahmane Sissako will be held Saturday, October 15 from
11:30am until 1:00pm in the Saker Ballroom A at Fairmont Bab Al
Bahr. This event is free to the public.
Scoring the Moon: A Master Class with Air will
be held Saturday, October 15 from 2:00pm until 3:15pm in the Saker
Ballroom A at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. This event is free to the
Family Day runs from 1:00pm until 6:00pm at
A Trip to the Moon screens at 4:00pm at Marina
Mall's VOX Cinemas.
Read more about ADFF's special events here.