Viernes cinéfilos (FEB): Cuerpos en movimiento “Le Bal”



Event Description:

Alianza Francesa de Costa Rica, as part of its proposal to disseminate French culture and French-speaking cultures, presents in February the cycle “Viernes de Cinéfilos: Cuerpos en Movimiento” during which you will enjoy films that propose different ways of portraying dance in the big screen.

On Friday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m., we invite you to enjoy the screening of “Le bal” (The Dance – 1983) by director Ettore Scola, an Algerian-French masterpiece that, without need for dialogue, portrayed, trought dancing, fifty years of European history. In this film, Ettore Scola traces history of Europe from 30s to 80s, more specifically France history, through music and dance. What it seeks is to reflect political and social changes, and trends in fashion. All the action takes place in a ballroom and without dialogues.

Director, Ettore Scola, born in Campania, Italy (1931-2016), was a known also for “A special day” (1977) and “Passion of love” (1981), presided over the jury at Cannes Film Festival in 1988, with almost a hundred screenplays and almost 50 films directed to its credit, Scolla was a prolific and widely-lauded filmmaker in Europe, with nominations and awards at various festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival, European Film Awards, Golden Globes Italy, Italian National Syndicate of Film Jounalists, Mar de Plata Film Festival, SACD Awards, among many others.

With a duration of 112 minutes, film will be screened in original language, subtitled.

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Video: LE BAL de Ettore Scola - version boléro - Official trailer - 1983
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