The Full Monteverdi

Monteverdi reaches cinemas in New Zealand
June 24, 2010, 7:03 am
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The Full Monteverdi opens in cinemas across New Zealand today, 24th June, care of Rialto Distribution.

Monteverdi meets St Magnus
May 2, 2010, 8:38 am
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The Full Monteverdi will be making a trip to Orkney, where the St Magnus Festival will screen the film at the New Phoenix Centre in Kirkwall. Showings take place on 22nd June at 4pm and 6pm.

Probably the best… The Full Monteverdi goes to Denmark
November 19, 2008, 1:18 pm
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The Full Monteverdi at The Danish Film Institute

Collaboration between Copenhagen Renaissance Music Festival and the Danish Film Institute gave The Full Monteverdi its Danish screen premiere at Copenhagen’s Cinematek last week. Director John La Bouchardiere was flown over to introduce the screening; the response was such that the question and answer session afterwards had to continue in the cinema foyer, before many in the audience dashed to the DFI shop to buy a copy of the film on DVD. Thanks to Björn Ross and Claus Kjær for working together, gathering such a broad audience and for making the event one of the best screenings we’ve had.

Back to Cheltenham again
July 3, 2008, 6:33 pm
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The Full Monteverdi comes home once more. The Cheltenham Music Festival hosted the very first three performances of the original live show back in 2004 and had such a huge success that it put on three more the following year. This was the beginning of a long exhilarating journey that took in a further visit to the town early in 2007 for much of the location shooting. Now, in 2008, transformed into a film and glistening with awards, the project returns again for a screening at the same festival. The Full Monteverdi, you could say, has come full circle – three times.

Screening details:

The Full Monteverdi
17.00 5 July
Pittville Studios, Albert Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3JG

Cheltenham Festival Box office: 01242 227 97

Golden Prague
March 19, 2008, 11:09 pm
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We’ve entered The Full Monteverdi into the International Television Festival Golden Prague, the foremost festival for classical on the small screen. The film is entered in the Music-Drama category; fingers crossed. The festival runs from 14th – 18th June 2008 in Prague.

Golden Pargue Package

Back to Cannes
January 31, 2008, 6:18 pm
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Producer Greg Browning was back in Cannes this week at the MIDEM music market. There’s a dedicated area for Classical Music and Jazz broadcasting organised by the fantastic IMZ – of which Polyphonic Films in now a member.

The film was part of the Avant Premiere screenings in the Palais and the three minute extract went down well with the audience of buyers from around the globe. The next speaker even commented “wow, such fantastic music, how do I follow that!”

We will hopefully be announcing some more international acquisitions as a result of the market very shortly, and also development of some new projects from Polyphonic Films soon.

October 7, 2007, 9:10 pm
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Below is an extract of a review from the preview screening at the Southbank Centre’s Early Music Weekend:

“This astonishing film, here screened in public for the first time, is based on John La Bouchardière’s collaboration with I Fagiolini, and charts the emotional progress of six failing couples through the deeply moving music of Monteverdi’s Fourth Book of Madrigals. This remarkable, intricately constructed film is aesthetically beautiful in every aspect: masterfully shot, sensitively arranged images, utterly glorious singing, impressive operatic acting, and a terrifyingly involving narrative flow. This encounter between yesterday’s music and today’s medium can’t help but deliver Monteverdi’s masterpieces to a new and deeply appreciative audience in a thoroughly spectacular fashion.”

Edward Lewis – Classical Source

Click here for the full review