ARABIAN SIGHTS JURY AWARD

Orchestra Class

La Melodie

RACHID HAMI
France, 2016
102 minutes, Color

The compelling power of music and artistic expression reverberates through the heart of this lovable tale of triumph against the odds. Directed by Algerian auteur Rachid Hami, Orchestra Class tells the story of a distinguished but disillusioned violinist Simon (Kad Merad) who ekes out a living teaching a rowdy orchestra class at a Parisian middle school. One young student, Arnold, is painfully shy, but finds that he has a natural talent for the violin. Inspired by Arnold's raw talent and warm enthusiasm of the class, Simon regains his joie de vivre and rediscovers his love of music. But will he be able to overcome the obstacles and keep his promise to take the class to perform Scheherazade at the Paris Philharmonic? Hami's film offers an inspiring story about an underdog rising from the ashes. —Various sources

In French with English subtitles

ARABIAN SIGHTS JURY AWARD

Orchestra Class

La Melodie

RACHID HAMI
France, 2016,
102 minutes, Color


The compelling power of music and artistic expression reverberates through the heart of this lovable tale of triumph against the odds. Directed by Algerian auteur Rachid Hami, Orchestra Class tells the story of a distinguished but disillusioned violinist Simon (Kad Merad) who ekes out a living teaching a rowdy orchestra class at a Parisian middle school. One young student, Arnold, is painfully shy, but finds that he has a natural talent for the violin. Inspired by Arnold's raw talent and warm enthusiasm of the class, Simon regains his joie de vivre and rediscovers his love of music. But will he be able to overcome the obstacles and keep his promise to take the class to perform Scheherazade at the Paris Philharmonic? Hami's film offers an inspiring story about an underdog rising from the ashes. —Various sources

In French with English subtitles


Friday, October 19
8:30 PM
$14.00
Friday, October 26
8:30 PM
$14.00

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