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Dancing Cat Street

L’Anglais qui, comme la montagne
N’enfanta qu’un pauvre rat
Dans sa malouine campagne
Ne fit mourir qu’un pauvre chat

The Englishmen who, like the proverbial mountain
Only brought forth one poor rat,
In their Saint-Malo campaign
Only managed to kill one poor cat.

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August 4, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

A morra

by Anne Viel

A Morra ( Corsican name for mourre ) is a traditional very old game, present in the Mediterranean. As intangible heritage of Corsica, it is presented in a 4 minutes film for young audience at Museum of Corsica in Corte, in the exhibition “Living heritage. Being and pass .”
Commissioned by Ann Bilger, head of cultural mediation, it was designed and directed by Anne Viel, animated by Benjamin Gibeaux, sound designed by Thierry Viel, and produced by C’est magnifique.

July 28, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Silence in Finland

“Silence is golden, talking is silver”.

“A silent man is a wise one”

“Silence is a person’s best friend, for it remains behind after the rest has gone”,

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July 19, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

La Marseillaise

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July 13, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Linnea in Monet’s Garden

Linnea in Monet’s Garden

Linnea has been in Paris. And she has visited the painter Claude Monet’s garden! She even stood on the same little Japanese bridge that Monet painted so often in his pictures. In Paris, Linnea got to see many of the real paintings.

Now she can understand what it means to be called an Impressionist, and she knows a lot about Monet’s life in the pink house where he lived with his eight children.

Twenty-five years after its original publication, this celebration of the wonder of art is available once again in an enlarged keepsake edition. The joy and inspiration Linnea discovers in Monet’s garden will be eagerly embraced by a new generation of readers.

Here she comes, right from the pages of the best selling book! The charming tale of a little girl’s love affair with Impressionist Claude Monet’s paintings is now brought to life in full animation. Join Linnea and her friend Mr. Bloom as they set off to Paris, and then to Monet’s garden in Giverny. Watch with delight as they discover the real places which serve as inspiration for their favorite paintings. And marvel as the paintings and the garden come to “life” in live action.

Linnea in Monet’s Garden is a unique blend of imagination and education, teaching children about the art and life of one of the most important painters of the 20th century, while entertaining them with the mystery and beauty of art and nature.

WINNER! Best Animated Film, New England Children’s Film Festival

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July 12, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Douce France

by Charles Trenet

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July 4, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

In the Belly of the Organ of Notre-Dame

Meet Olivier Latry, the organist of the famous Notre-Dame in Paris: one of the most prestigious organist gigs in the world. Join him on an exciting musical and historical journey to the heart of the organ.

Production date: 2015 ◾Duration: 52 min

WORKS: GUILMAN, PIERRE COCHEREAU at 7:00m, LOUIS VIERNE at 17:55m , MARCEL DUPRÉ at 37:09 ( PROCESSION & LITANY) AND J.S. BACH at 44:13 ( famous PASSACAGLIA & FUGUE with Pierre Cochereau)

Olivier Latry, organist of the Great Organ of Notre-Dame, takes us on a journey through the mechanism of his beloved companion, a musical instrument which has served as both witness and protagonist through history’s incredible twists and turns. Despite its religious function as intended by its builders and its service to composers through the centuries, the Great Organ Cavaillé-Coll has withstood the test of time, and ultimately reveals its absolute modernity…

Latry has a true passion for Notre-Dame’s organ: The Organ of Notre-Dame is incredible. One always discovers new things about it. The space changes its acoustic with the weather, the snow, the rain, the humidity, and the organ’s nature changes with it: it sounds differently. It’s like an old lady with rheumatism. There are always surprises with this instrument. Every time I come to Notre-Dame, it’s as though it were the first time! In this documentary, Latry plays, recounts anecdotes and stories, delivers a veritable music lesson on all sorts of musical repertoires, and discusses with organ builder Philippe, who climbs the pipes to correct and fine tune this strange musical machine…

April 16, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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