copyright 2017 – Arnaud Borrel – Mizar Films – courtesy La Biennale di Venezia Cinema
In Rachid Hami’s La Melodie with Kad Merad, Samir Guesmi, Alfred Renely, Youssouf Gueye, Shirel Nataf, Claudine Vinasithamby, Zakaria Lazab. Simon, played by Kad Merad is a distinguished, but disillusioned violinist. Arnold (Alfred Renely) is a shy student who is fascinated with the violin and discovers that he has a real talent for it. With Arnold’s raw talent and the joyous energy of his class, Simon gradually rediscovers the joys of music. Together, they will overcome many obstacles and succeed to enroll the class in an end-of-the-year concert at the prestigious Paris Philharmonic.
“ It is not just about cinema and social phenomenon. La Melodie reflects the desire to put into words and pictures the faith in life and art against the determinisms (poverty, violence, abandonment, cynicism, etc.) everybody tries to escape, and the urge to depict as accurately as possible life’s disillusions in order to better understand what drives hope.”
Contessnally – Touching story – 7/10
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