Porto Symphony Orchestra Casa da Música
Christian Schumann musical direction
Philippe Schoeller and Worten Electronic digitization and projection
Abel Gance movie
Philippe Schoeller music (debut in Portugal)
Launched in 1919, the film J’Accuse gave international projection to filmmaker Abel Gance, a reference figure in French silent cinema. The montage includes scenes shot on the battlefield, placing the love story in the context of World War I. Considered a pacifist film, it was recently recovered and gave rise to the original music of Philippe Schoeller, commissioned in the context of the centenary celebrations of the war. This is the opportunity to see a masterpiece of silent European cinema while the orchestra performs live the new soundtrack, which perfectly highlights the disturbing images of the film.