This poetic documentary follows the rehearsals of the renowned Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris led as it prepares to present the choreography "Rain".
AWARDS: Best Film. L'ISELP Festival du film sur l'art
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Rain. The ballet as a search of beauty
The filmmakers Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes followed the rehearsal process from the auditions to the opening performance.
The documentary focuses on how De Keersmaeker and the Rosas dancers convey the dance idiom of the choreographer to the classically trained ballet dancers.
The rigidity of ballet gives way to another kind of severity, namely the mathematical pattern of Rain, which, however, conceals a powerful emotional layering.
A poetic documentary about searching, looking and hesitating within the walls of the opera.