European première Richard III on June 9
On June 9, the Flanders International Film Festival &emdash; Ghent
will organise a truly unique concert by world renowned Italian film
composer Ennio Morricone, Belgiums National Orchestra and both
the Cantabile - Rondinella and Vivente Voce choirs.
During the concerts first part, the screening of The Life
and Death of King Richard III (1912) will be accompanied with live
music by Morricone. It marks the very first time that this score will
be performed live in Europe. The second part of the evening consists
of an anthology of the composers work. The event takes place on
the eve of Euro 2000, the European Football Championship in Belgium
and The Netherlands.
Richard III - a brief history
In 1996 the American Film Institute (AFI) received a phone call
from William Buffum from Oregon. He wanted to know whether the
institute was interested in a "few old movies" in his collection.
Among the material was a nitrate print, in mint condition, of William
Shakespeares The Life and Death of King Richard III (1912) a
film that until this discovery had been considered lost. Even today,
Richard III is the oldest American movie still available.
Ennio Morricone was then asked to compose a new score for Richard
III. Comparable to scores such as the ones he wrote for The
Untouchables or Novecento, the result again underlines the
composers feel for dramatic efficiency.
Anthology from Morricones musical career
During the concert, Ennio Morricone will also present an anthology
from his work. The programme consists of both popular as well as
lesser known work from the maestro, and includes music from such
films as La battaglia di Algeri (1965), Sacco e Vanzetti (1971),
Indagine di un cittadino al di sopra di ogni Sospetti (1970), Pereira
Declares (1996), La classe operaia va in paradiso (1971), Vittime di
Guerra (1971), and Quemada (1969).
Modernity of the myth of Sergio Leones cinema
In this part, Morricone will conduct some of his best-known
classic work, the scores he composed for such Sergio Leone films as
Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (The Good, The Bad and the Ugly),
Cera una volta il West (Once Upon a Time in the West), and
Giù la testa (Duck You Sucker!).
This special concert will be concluded by music from The Mission
This unique concert takes place on June 9, 2000, at 8pm, in Kuipke
(aka Sportpaleis Ghent).
Admissions: 950 Bf, 1300 Bf, 1600 Bf, en 2000 Bf. Tickets are
available at all Fnac stores in Belgium and France.
Ticket hotline 0900-00600 (in Belgium only!), and +329-2428060
Reservation fee: 50 Bf,- at Fnac; 75 Bf,- (telephone + mailing).
- 10% friends of the festival, Fnac-members, Fortis bank card
- 20% students and 55+
A limited number of corporate business seat formulas are still
ENNIO MORRICONE LIVE is a Flanders International Film Festival
&emdash; Ghent production, made possible thanks to the support of
Gent 1500-2000 npo.
The 27th edition of the Flanders International film festival
&emdash; Ghent takes place from October 10-21, 2000.
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