Mr. Méliès & Geo Smile at Talvejazz festival

Kumu auditorium

February 3, 2016 / March 21, 2016


Cinema ? Magic ? or both entwined ?

On stage, 2 screens, placed so as to create a sense of depth, to the point where you cannot tell where pictures are projected anymore.

3 cheeckie musicians, a barker and a videographer invite the public to dive into Georges Méliès' enchanting world. 

This famous french filmmaker from the 1920's became a prolific innovator in the use of special effects. 12 of his short-films are screened during the show and help create an abounding "trompe l'oeuil" decorum, involving surreal journeys.

The filmmaker's joyous and ingenious spirit matches the music perfectly, bouncing from jazz to free music. The musicians deliberately mingle with this naive fairyland. Needless to say Georges Méliès would have enjoyed this fair-style of a film-concert.

Trombone, props Olivier Bost
Saxophones, props Eric Vagnon
Trompets, props Guillaume Grenard 
Acting, lights Damien Grange
Videographer Jérôme Lopez © Arfi / Lobster Films

Duration : 50 min

Ages 9 and above

Tickets : 15€/12€

Special price for friends of the French Institute: use the code word "Prantsusmaa" on Piletilevi to get tickets with 10 €!

In partnership with Voix Libres and the French Institute in Estonia

Event on Facebook.


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