Octuor de France and Local Musicians


10 ~ 12/5|Friday ~ Sunday|8pm (10 /5); 7:30pm (11 /5); 4pm, 8pm (12 /5)     Dom Pedro V Theatre     Tickets: MOP 120, 100

Visiting musicians: Octuor de France
Local musicians: Paulo Pereira, Yuen Chao, Lei Siu Hong and
Ray Granlund



Live Music



The Phantom of the Opera

Octuor de France

1 hour and 45 minutes, no interval


Un Chien Andalous + L'Atlantide

Local musicians

3 hours, including one interval


Les Tripplets de Belleville


1 hour and 20 minutes, no interval

The 24th Macao Arts Festival would like to bring you closer to what cinema was in the Silent Era with this programme of three films reflecting the genius, intensity and glamour of the 1920s: Phantom of the Opera (1925), Un Chien Andalou (1929) and L’ Atlantide (1921). Les Triplettes de Belleville (2003), a contemporary Oscar-nominated animated film relying solely on image and music to tell a charming story, carries on the silent film tradition.

Silent-era filmmakers produced masterpieces that can seem breathtakingly modern. A remarkably short while after the birth of cinema, filmmakers had developed all the techniques that would establish the art form. Though the ability to marry sound to the film print eluded them, the creators never meant their films to be viewed in silence. The absence of recording on set, though, meant that the camera was free to move with a grace and elegance that allowed visual storytelling to flourish and made film more than just an adjunct to the stage.

The 1920s Rendez-vous Cine-Concerts feature soundtracks by the Octuor de France and four local composers. They provide the silent films with musical accompaniment, played live and synchronised to the masterpieces.

With surtitles in Chinese, Portuguese and English

Un Chien Andalou and Les Triplettes de Belleville suitable for audiences aged 15 and over. Parental guidance suggested.

Organiser: Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government
Co-organisers: Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau
Alliance Française de Macao