Das Neue Babylon directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg is the film chosen for this cinema concert. Mélanie Lévy-Thibaut will conduct Basque National Orchestra that will perform live. The New Babylon (1929) is an experimental silent film for which Shostakovich composed wild music. It tells of the Paris Commune of 1871 and the sad story of two lovers. Avant-garde techniques are used in the photography, the music and the acting. With a live accompaniment, the film is a real artistic stunner.
Carlos Muguiro, director of Elías Querejeta Cinema School, will offer a previous talk entitled "Aesthetics of nature in russian and soviet cinema" at 6pm in Kutxa Kultur Plaza.