International Lens Film Series: The Chorus
2/23/2013, 10:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: The Commons (Google map of this location)
Presented by: Global Perspectives Student Organization
France, Switzerland, and Germany (2004) Dir: Christophe Barratier.
Wildly successful orchestra conductor Pierre Morhange returns home when his mother dies. He recollects his childhood inspirations through the pages of a diary kept by his old music teacher Clément Mathieu. Back in the late ‘40s, little Pierre is the badly behaved son of single mother Violette. He attends a dreary boarding school presided over by strict headmaster Rachin. New teacher Mathieu brightens up the place and organizes a choir, leading to the discovery of Pierre’s musical talents. French with English subtitles. Rated PG-13. 97 mins. DVD.