Gallant Indies

Includes Curious Minds discussion

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Film Info
Country Listing:France
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Artscapes
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Film Subjects:European Cultures & Issues
Musicians & Performers
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Philippe Béziat
Producer(s):Philippe Martin
David Thion
Editor(s):Henry-Pierre Rosamond
Cinematography:Arthur Cemin
Balthazar Lab
Raphaël O’Byrne
Thomas Rabillon
Julien Ravoux
Sound:François Waledisch


Artscapes: Creative minds, artistic pursuits and inventive filmmaking

Take a look behind the scenes of a production of Jean-Philippe Rameau's 1735 opera Les Indes Galantes, interpreted in the contemporary, diverse city of Paris. Gallant Indies lifts the curtain on everything from casting to rehearsals to showtime, as four corners of the city come together to collaborate on the legendary opera. Laugh and groove alongside director Clément Cogitore, choreographer Bintou Dembélé and 30 dancers as they approach this masterpiece and stage for the first time together, with fresh energy and new styles never seen before in the world of opera. Can they push Paris's traditional art scene beyond the expected and usher in the next generation of cross-cultural renditions of traditional theatre? Samah Ali

Curious Minds at Hot Docs Festival // Not Your Villain: Creating Inclusivity in the Arts
Tene Ward (National Ballet of Canada), Barbara Tomasic (Gateway Theatre) and Asitha Tennekoon (Amplified Opera) discuss what it means to create an inclusive culture within the arts
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Presented with the support of the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in Canada
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