CINEMA NOUVEAU SERVES UP A FEAST OF SHAKESPEARE PRODUCTIONS FROM NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE
Events at: Ster Kinekor Cinema Nouveau
Serial Teachers (Les Profs) is a French-language comedy that is set at one of the lowest-ranking French high schools in terms of the grades its students achieve. In an effort to turn things around at the poor-performing school, a collection of misfit teachers is hired and let loose on the students. The Jules Ferry secondary school…
“A taut drama about passion, obsession and pursuit… with Mr Eyre’s fiercely precise directing and the riveting performances of tenor Jonas Kaufmann as the unhappy Werther and mezzo Sophie Koch —making her house debut—as Charlotte, the woman he loves. The dark, resonant timbre of [Kaufmann’s] tenor gives him weight; its swordlike directness makes him unstoppable. Every moment has the exact vocal color it needs.”— The Wall Street Journal
“[Vittorio Grigolo] sang with warmth and vigor, in his element as a passionate, boyish Rodolfo. Making her house debut was Anita Hartig, an admirable soprano who has sung the role of Mimi recently at Covent Garden and La Scala. She imbued her singing with both a shy plaintiveness and ardency in “Mi chiamano Mimì. ” — The New York Times
Love has many faces as films explore ‘Beyond Love’ as the festival theme.