THE FANTASTIC SYMPHONY (1986)

Short
Length: 6 minutes

 

Director: Guy Simoneau
Director of photography: Jean-Pierre Lachapelle
Editor: Guy Simoneau
Music: Hector Berlioz/ Montreal Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit
Musical consultant: Bruno Guérette
Production: NFB/ Spectel Video
Producers: Roger Otis and Daniel Harvey
Distribution: NFB
Format: 35mm

 

Opened the Montreal World Film Festival and nominated for Best Short Film, 1986
Nominated at ADISQ for Best Script and best director, 1986
Won Certificate of Merit at the Chicago Film Festival, 1987      

         
“A dazzling short film for the opening of the World Film Festival.”
Bruce Bailey, The Gazette

 

In a dreamlike performance of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique set in a lavish interior of the Sun Life Building, the musicians of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and conductor Charles Dutoit appear to be haunted by characters of an erstwhile era.