Monthly Screenings
Les Misérables (ciné-concert)
Hugo - Fescourt - Zygel | 381 minutes

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Silent film with live music performed by the composer and pianist improviser Jean-François Zygel
In the presence of Franck Loiret (director of Cinémathèque de Toulouse who supervised the restoration process)

France 1925 | 381 minutes | French Intertitles | Hebrew subtitles

Directed by Henri Fescourt in 1925, this version of Les Misérables is not the first adaptation of Victor Hugo’s timeless novel but it is undoubtedly the most comprehensive, and most beautiful, in the history of cinema. For decades, the six-hour-long film was unavailable to the public until several French enterprises cooperated to bring it back to life. This spectacular digital restoration highlights the power of silent film by boasting precise art design, impressive cinematography, and fine expressive acting. Esteemed French composer, pianist, and expert on music for silent films, Jean-François Zygel, will accompany the film live, in a special celebration of the strong relationship between cinema and music.

Restored version of the film produced in 1925 by the "Société des Cinéromans/Films de France" under the authority of "Pathé Constrium Cinéma".
A restoration of the teams of the "Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC)" and of the "Cinémathèque de Toulouse", with the collaboration of the "Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé".