- Saturday January 19, 2019
Our Retrospective: "A tribute to the film composers" explores the ties linking Music & Cinema from the latter's inception.
As part of this program, we are thus very happy to announce that Serge Franklin, French film composer, and musician, will be in Hong Kong to share his work and knowledge. He will give a master class on the theme of Cinema & Music at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, following the screening of the film Day of Atonement (Le Grand Pardon), on January 19th.
About Serge Franklin
Serge Franklin is a French composer and musician. With a career spanning over five decades, he has scored an impressive number of features for cinema, theatre, and television. He started his music career in the 60s as singer and songwriter. Meanwhile, he became a sitar studio musician, an instrument he studied in India. He turned to cinema and theatre in the 70s collaborating with theatre company Renaud-Barrault and gaining public recognition with original music for director Alexandre Arcady. Since 1980, he has built a high reputation scoring more than 200 television movies and series.
Practical information :
2pm - Screening of Day of Atonement
Day of Atonement is a story of a Jewish Mafia-like family who is running a prostitution ring, selling "protection," and operating gambling casinos - more or less with impunity, and at peace with their Arab counterparts - until a young gangster decides to pit the two ethnic factions against each other. Jewish cultural and religious events are celebrated by the Jewish gangsters, who promote family traditions - in contrast to the police inspector who has no family and is out to do them all in.
4:45pm - Serge Franklin Film Scoring Master Class
Serge Franklin is film composer of Day of Atonement and he will lead a masterclass after the screening.
Prices are subject to discount :
*20% off discount for Alliance Française membership cardholder (With limited quota), not applicable to the package offer.
*20% off discount for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.
*20% off for each purchase of 4 or more standard tickets.