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Tel-Aviv: The 1st Art on Screen Festival

Hi there,

I am happy to share with you information about a new cinematic festival. The first edition of ART ON SCREEN, is dedicated to the best of international living arts on the big screen: The festival will be featuring musicals, theater, dance as well as concerts, documentaries, operas and plays all adapted to the big screen. This season will portray some of the leading artists and companies of the 20th and 21st century from the stages of the National Theatre in London and Broadway the unforgettable repertoires of Jacques Brel’s and Georges Brassens’s.

This season is sponsored by Discount Bank. Other partners: Nachshon Films, Eden Cinema, The French Institute of Israel and Digital.

The festival will be opened by Alexis Michalik’s acclaimed 'Edmond', the story behind the creation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac.

WHEN: 5 Sept 2019 to 11 Oct 2019 WHERE: Cinematheque Tel-Aviv, Lev Tel-Aviv Cinema and the Suzanne Dellal Center

CINEMATOGRAPHIC ADAPTATION OF PLAYS Edmond de Bergerac (2 hours) /CINEMATHEQUE directed by Alexis Michalik with Thomas Solivérès, Olivier Gourmet, Mathilde Seigner, Tom Leeb 2018 Source: Nachschon Films French with English and Hebrew subtitles In the presence of Alexis Michalik, filmmaker 1897, Paris in the 'Belle Epoque'. Edmond Rostand is a playwright of potential genius. Unfortunately, all he has written until now has been a flop. He is paralyzed by the sight of a blank page and his inspiration has dried up. Thanks to his admirer Sarah Bernhardt, he is approached by the greatest actor of the day, Constant Coquelin, who absolutely insists on playing in his next play. And he wants to premiere it in three weeks! The only problem: Edmond has not yet written it, and has no idea what story he will tell. All he knows is its title: Cyrano de Bergerac.

When: Thursday, 5 Sept 2019, Cinematheque Tel-Aviv, Theater 3 Tickets: English Website

Tel-Aviv: The 1st Art on Screen Festival

Above: Edmond de Bergerac Copyright: Legende Films, Photgrapher: Nicolas Velter

Cyrano de Bergerac– Jean-Paul Rappeneau / CINEMATHEQUE with Gerard Depardieu, Vincent Perez, Anne Brochet 1990 French with Hebrew subtitles

A dashing officer of the guard and romantic poet, Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with his cousin Roxane without her knowing. His one curse in his life, he feels, is his large nose and although it may have been a forming influence in his rapier-sharp wit, he believes that Roxane will reject him. He resorts to writing letters to her on behalf of one of his cadets, Christian, who is also in love with Roxane but just doesn't know how to tell her. She falls for the poetic charm of the letters but believes that they were written by Christian.

Gérard Depardieu won the Best Actor award at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival 1 Golden Globe 1990 1 Academy Award 1990

When: Saturday, 5 Oct 2019, Cinematheque Tel-Aviv, Theater 1 Tickets: English Website


Jacques Brel Brel Ne nous quitte pas- 40 ans déjà (1h40) 2018 restoration Source: Universal French with Hebrew subtitles Pre-screening discussion with Sylvain Biegeleisen, filmmaker and singer

40 years after his death, the memory of the Great Jacques Brel is still alive. His unforgettable songs and passionate interpretation still vibrate and continue to influence the new generations of singers and songwriters. "Brel at Knokke" and "Farewell to Olympia" are two legendary concerts restored for the cinema.

Concert 1 - Knokke-le-Zoute Brel would never miss to perform in Knokke-Le-Zoute (located in Belgium, his homecountry) every year. It was during this concert at Knokke Casino on July 23, 1963, that Brel performed for the first time Madeleine. Songs: Bruxelles, Rosa, La Fanette, Les fenêtres, Quand on a que l’amour, Mathilde, Les vieux, Le plat pays, Le moribond, Les Bigotes, Madeleine

Concert 2 - Farewell to Olympia In 1966, Jacques Brel bid farewell to the Olympia stage. This last recital will remain forever in the history of the famous hall. This concert retains a very strong emotional dimension because it was part of his last tour. Chansons : Le cheval, Fils de …, Jacky, Le gaz, Les vieux, Les bigotes, Mon enfance, Mathilde, Ces gens-là, Amsterdam, Les bonbons 67, Jef, Au suivant, Le plat pays, Madeleine, Ne me quitte pas.

Watching the two shows together is an exciting and unforgettable experience that will not leave you.

When: Monday, 9 Sept 2019 at 19:00, Cinema Lev Tel-Aviv, Dizengoff Center Tickets: Soon on the Cinema Lev Website

Georges Brassens at Bobino (1h17) / CINEMATHEQUE Live show in Paris, Bobino Theater 1969 INA French with Hebrew subtitles

Pre-screening discussion with Sylvain Biegeleisen, filmmaker and singer

Concert de Georges Brassens, one of the most-celebrated French chansonniers of the 20th century, recorded on the 15th of octobre 1969 - Bobino.

"Les copains d'abord", "La rose, la bouteille et la poignée de main", "Rien à jeter", "Misogynie à part", "La non demande en mariage", "Oncle Archibald", "La religieuse", "Bécassine", "Le bulletin de santé", "Sale petit bonhomme", "Le grand chêne", "Les quat'z'arts", "Le blason", "Les amours d'antan", "L'ancêtre", "Supplique pour être enterré sur une plage de Sète", "Bonhomme", "La fessée".

When: Thursday, 10 Oct 2019 at 20:00, Cinematheque Tel-Aviv, Theater 1 Tickets: English Website

Arthur Rubinstein (1h07) / Suzanne Dellal London Symphony Orchestra Conductor André Previn 1975 Source: C Major Entertainment

pre-screening presentation by Anat Sharon, lecturer at the Open University and Musicologist

Grieg Piano Concerto in A min, Op.16 by Arthur Rubinstein ( 33 minutes) Chopin Piano Concerto N2 in F minor Op.21 by Arthur Rubinstein (34 minutes)

When: Saturday, 14 Oct 2019 at 17:00, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel-Aviv, Yerushalmi Theater Tickets: English Website

DANCE Maurice Bejart- 9th Symphony of Beethoven with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (conductor: Zubin Metha) (1h30) / Suzanne Dellal 2015 Source: EuroArts The first-ever recording on film of Maurice Béjart's Ninth Symphony! Fifty years after its premiere, the Tokyo Ballet and Béjart Ballet Lausanne present Maurice Béjart’s groundbreaking choreography to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in Tokyo's NHK Hall. With nearly 200 artists on one stage, Beethoven’s score was performed by the Ritsuyu-kai Choir, the soloists Kristin Lewis, Mihoko Fujimura, Kei Fukui, and Alexander Vinogradov, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta. The screening is dedicated to the Maestro who will be retiring from the orchestra after 50 years of service.

When: Saturday, 14 Oct 2019 at 11:00, Suzanne Dellal Center Tel-Aviv, Suzanne Dellal Theater Tickets: English Website

Akhram Khan’s Giselle - English National Ballet (2 hours)/ CINEMATHEQUE Giselle has been re-imagined by celebrated choreographer Akram Khan with Artistic Director and Lead Principal of English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, dancing the role of Giselle 2018 Source: More2Screen Pre-screening introduction with Lior Avizoor, head of the new dance school at Suzanne Dellal Center Hailed as ‘a masterpiece of 21st century dance' from English National Ballet, Akram Khan’s Giselle comes to cinemas for the first time with Artistic Director of English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, dancing the role of Giselle, one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory. Filmed live at the Liverpool Empire in October 2017, Akram Khan’s Giselle is directed for the screen by Ross McGibbon. When: Friday, 4 Oct 2019 at 14:00, Cinematheque Tel-Aviv, Theater 3 Tickets: English Website


Nureyev (109 min) / Suzanne Dellal By Bafta nominated directors Jacqui and David Morris 2018 Source: Piece of Magic & Rattling Sticks English

This striking and moving documentary from BAFTA nominated directors Jacqui and David Morris traces the extraordinary life of Rudolf Nureyev. From his birth in the 5th class carriage of a trans-Siberian train, to his dramatic leap to freedom in the West at the height of the Cold War, and unprecedented adulation as the most famous dancer in the world. The film highlights Nureyev's unlikely yet legendary partnership with Margot Fonteyn and charts his meteoric rise to the status of global cultural phenomenon. Nureyev's life plays out like the sweeping plot of a classic Russian novel. His story is Russia's story. Blending never-before-seen footage, with an original score by award-winning composer Alex Baranowski and spellbinding newly choreographed dance tableaux directed by Royal Ballet alumnus, Russell Maliphant, Nureyev is a theatrical and cinematic experience like no other. This is a portrayal as unique as the man himself. There will never be another Nureyev. When: Saturday, 14 Sept 2019 at 20:00, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel-Aviv, Yerushalmi Theater Tickets: English Website

MUSICAL An American in Paris (2h40) / CINEMATHEQUE The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical live recorded form the Dominion Theatre in London 2017 Source: Trafalgar Release English with Hebrew subtitles

An American GI’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war... This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics.

When: Thursday, 12 Sept 2019 at 20:00, Cinematheque Tel-Aviv, Theater 1 Tickets: English Website

Tel-Aviv: The 1st Art on Screen Festival

Above: An American in Paris Photgrapher: Johan Persson

Everybody’s talking about Jamie (2h40) / LEV Live recording from the Appolo Theatre in London 2017 Source: More2Screen English with Hebrew subtitles

Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today. Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation.

Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.

When: Friday, 13 Sept 2019 at 21:00, Cinema Lev Tel-Aviv, Dizengoff Center Tickets: Soon on the Cinema Lev Website

EXHIBITION Hitler VS Picasso (1h30) / CINEMATHEQUE by Claudio Poli, narrated by Toni Servillo, 2017 Source: Nexo Digital English/Italian with Hebrew Subtitles

In 1937 the Nazi regime held two exhibitions in Munich: one to stigmatize “degenerate art,” and one, personally curated by Hitler, to glorify “classic art.”

Narrated by Toni Servillo (star of Oscar® winner The Great Beauty), Hitler vs Picasso is an incredible journey through five exhibitions, displaying masterpieces by Botticelli, Klee, Matisse, Monet, Chagall, Renoir, and Gauguin. Linked to each exhibition are moving stories of those who witnessed the systematic destruction and looting of the time – from the Bernheimer family, who were forced to barter their freedom, to “Hitler’s dealer,” Cornelius Gurlitt, known to have hidden away some of the most priceless art treasures of the century.

When: Friday, 9 Sept 2019 at 20:00, Cinematheque Tel-Aviv, Theater 3 Tickets: English Website

THEATER All About Eve / CINEMATHEQUE By Joseph L Mankiewicz. Adapted and directed for the stage by Ivo van Hove (2 hours) 2019 Source:National Theatre Live English with Hebrew subtitles

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…? Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old. With Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again)

When: Friday, 11 Oct 2019 at 14:00, Cinematheque Tel-Aviv, Theater 3 Tickets: English Website

Tel-Aviv: The 1st Art on Screen Festival

Above: All About Eve, Lily James and Gillian Anderson, Copyright: NTL Photgrapher: Jan Versweyveld

All My Sons / CINEMATHEQUE By Arthur Miller, directed by Jeremy Herrin (2h35 including entracte) 2019 Source: National Theatre Live English with Hebrew subtitles America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare. With Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day)

When: Tuesday, 10 Sept 2019 at 19:00, Cinematheque Tel-Aviv, Theater 1 Tickets: English Website

Cyrano de Bergerac – Comédie Française / CINEMATHEQUE Directed by Denis Podalydes, costumes by Christian Lacroix (3 hours with entracte) 2017 Pathe Live French with Hebrew subtitles Soldier and poet Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with Roxane but he's too ashamed to admit it because of his big nose. When a cadet, Christian, falls for Roxane, he asks for Cyrano's help in sharing his feelings. Cyrano writes love letters signed with Christian's name, and Roxane doesn't realize that it's Cyrano's words she falls for. She falls in love with Christian, and Cyrano continues to keep the other man's secret, even after tragedy strikes.

When: Thursday, 3 Oct 2019 at 20:00, Cinematheque Tel-Aviv, Theater 1 Tickets: English Website

OPERA La Belle Hélène by Offenbach / CINEMATHEQUE Adapted by Giogio Barberio Corsetti & Pierrick Sorin Théâtre du Châtelet (140 min) 2015 Camera Lucida productions- ARTE France - Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris

Pre-screening presentation by Anat Sharon, lecturer at the Open University and Musicologist The second - and equally famous - of Offenbach's highly diverting satires on a well-known legend. The action takes place (without any regard for credibility) in unspecified ancient times in an unlikely ancient Greece, and concerns the abduction of the fair Helen by the Prince of Troy - aided and abetted by a wily oracle-worker, who outwits Helen's much deceived husband and an assortment of royal Grecian heroes. The score includes some of Offenbach's best-loved melodies.

When: Saturday, 7 Sept 2019 at 20:30, Cinematheque Tel-Aviv, Theater 1 Tickets: English Website


Battuta by Bartabas (67 min)

MK2 Films 67 minutes

The show draws breath from the Gypsies, from this relationship with life and the ephemeral, linked to the feeling of freedom that prompts and guides it, while the horses are carried away by two groups of Romanian musicians.

“Its caravans, its music, its horses give him the appearance of a circus but here the show is a rite, the music a vocation and love of horses a religion…” Bartabas who is considered one of the most talented trainers currently living.

When: Saturday, 14 Sept 2019 at 20:30, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel-Aviv, Yerushalmi Theater Tickets: English Website

please refer to the ART ON SCREEN FESTIVAL WEBSITE for the same information in HEBREW and FRENCH.

Best, Talma

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