Following its season as part of the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival, Arcadia and FilmInk Presents will bring Dominique Rocher’s The Night Eats the World to cinemas on May 9, 2019.
Sam (Anders Danielsen Lie – Personal Shopper) wakes one morning to find himself living in a nightmare: an army of zombies has invaded the streets of Paris and he is the lone survivor. While contemplating his bleak future and how he will survive the solitude, he learns that he may not be alone after all. Also starring Golshifteh Farahani (Paterson), and the iconic French actor Denis Lavant (Holy Motors) as “one of the greatest zombie creations since the brainless consumers of George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, Lavant’s role helps complicate the movie’s soul.” *
Shot concurrently in French and English, the French language version was embraced during its French Film Festival run in April, and now the English version, following its success in the US, will be on limited release in quality Australian cinemas between May 9 and 12, 2019.
French post metal pioneers HYPNO5E have always been a borderline band, in the truest sense of the term: a band that transcend the borders and limitations of not only the genre of music which is commonly considered to be their territory, but the territory of music itself. Their conceptual, cinematic live show has always been built upon a strong visual component… but that was just the beginning of a journey which is now reaching the next level.
Alba – Les Ombres Errantes (“The Wandering Shadows”) is the first full length movie directed by singer and guitar player Emmanuel Jessua… and his band, HYPNO5E. They have turned down their amps, & switched them off entirely, to provide the stunning 75 minutes soundtrack for this ambitious project.
Jessua grew up in Bolivia, where the movie was filmed with a team of 7 French and Bolivian volunteers, and a budget of only €22.000. The result is a breathtaking visual and sonic journey through the otherworldly landscapes of one of the most intriguing places on earth… a journey that orbits around the memories and reflections of a man contemplating about the eternal loss of childhood.
“The idea of this movie was born in the Amazon forest, precisely in Rurenabaque, on the terrace of a small hotel on the Beni river shore”, tells Jessua. “I was only 10 years old and had been living with my family in Bolivia for more than five years. I was experiencing life with an incredible intensity, in a fantastic environment… with this film, I wanted to capture the constant exceeding of limits that I feel when I’m in Bolivia: the limits between the gods and the human, between sanity and madness, between the past and the present. It is in the religious and musical syncretism of the Oruro carnival (where my mother used to dance each year) that this exceeding of limits can be witnessed the best, where myth and reality mingle, and where the protagonists lose their sensation of time or space‘
For fans who are used to the technical post metal that HYPNO5E have become known for, the band’s acoustic alter ego (featuring the same members), also known under the guise A BACKWARD GLANCE ON A TRAVEL ROAD, might come as a surprise at first: but fans of the band are well aware that moments of folk and latin have always been present in HYPNO5E‘s epic take on contemporary metal.
Alba – Les Ombres Errantes’ is a movie, an album and a cinematic live show in its original form.
It will be released on April 6 worldwide!
TRACK LIST: SIDE A: 1. Who wakes up from this dream does not bear my name (11:10) 2. Cuarto del Alba (7:11)
SIDE B: 3. L’ombre errante (2:07) 4. Night on the petrifed sea (10:59) 5. Ghosts – The wandering Shadows (7:34)
SIDE C: 6. Los Heraldos Negros (10:22) 7. Ojos Azules (3:06) 8. Calling (4:08)
SIDE D: 9. Agua (2:00) 10. Light Of Desert And The Shadows Inside (15:34)
French electronic duo, The Blaze share stunning new single and video ‘Heaven’, following the track’s world first play via Zane Lowe at Beats 1 this week.
The enigmatic duo comprised of cousins Guillaume and Jonathan Alric, rekindle their musical and visual poetry with self-directed music video for latest single ‘Heaven’, paving the way for a first full-length album to be released in June 2018. Both halves of the project are music producers and film directors with creative control of every aspect of their output and the result of their combined talent is nothing short of breathtaking.
Conceived as a great escape through the sunbathed countryside, one should perceive ‘Heaven’ as a revived “Déjeuner sur l’Herbe” where the thriving youth gets back to the center of the stage to finally exude happiness. As already portrayed in award-winning productions ‘Virile’ and ‘Territory’, The Blaze’s take on freedom is coupled, for now, with a re-appropriation of collective imaginary and aesthetics. In a scenery where fields outshine concrete, the traditional and bucolic picnic is also about dancing and booty-shaking. Beat by beat, the scope widens almost endlessly, echoing the ecstatic and raptured heart of the community that gathered together, and of every single listener. ‘Heaven’ is meant to be the final part of the triptych and if ‘Heaven’ marks the end of their first opus, it also confirms that The Blaze have just opened an even wider realm of possibilities.
Beginning their story with inaugural track, Virile, released in 2016, the duo then went on to release their debut TerritoryEP in April 2017. The Blaze have a very unique way of working, producing the music and visuals at the same time, in tandem as it were. Their incredible musical and directorial skill have not gone unnoticed, winning numerous awards from the likes of Grand Prix at Cannes Lions, the Best Directors award at Berlin Music Video Awards, UK Music Video Awards to name but a few. New single Heavenarrives as the final piece of the triplicate presented by The Blaze, adding to the growing anticipation for their upcoming full-length release. No strangers to a glowing live review, The Blaze played their biggest headline show to date at Pitchfork Paris last year, and will bring their captivating live show to Coachella this April, Reading & Leeds in August, Primavera, Parklife, Garorock, Europavox, Mainsquare, Melt, Art Sonic, Lollapalooza Paris, Dockville, Lovebox.
An overwhelming sense of humanity surrounds all that The Blaze create. Whether you see two friends sharing a special moment in Virile, that sweet feeling of home in Territory or are perhaps familiar with the work of French painter Manet and his piece Dejeuner sur l’herbe in Heaven, The Blazes’ work is completely open to interpretation, for everybody, equally. They have one wish, that you’re able to feel.
The Blaze new single ‘Heaven’ is OUT NOW. Their debut album is set for release June 2018.
European Festival Dates
April 13th – COACHELLA MUSIC FESTIVAL – Palm Springs (US)
April 20th – COACHELLA MUSIC FESTIVAL – Palm Springs (US)
June 2nd – PRIMAVERA – Barcelona (ES)
June 10th – PARKLIFE – Manchester (UK)
June 28 – GAROROCK – Marmande (FR)
June 30th – EUROPAVOX – Clermont-Ferrand (FR)
July 4th – ROSKILDE FESTIVAL- Roskilde (DK)
July 7th – MAIN SQUARE FESTIVAL – Arras (FR)
July 13th – LOVEBOX FESTIVAL – London (UK)
July 14th – MELT – Berlin (DE)
July 20th – ART SONIC – Briouze (FR)
July 21st – LOLLAPALOOZA FESTIVAL – Paris (FR)
July 22nd – VIEILLES CHARRUES – Carhaix (FR)
August 19th – DOCKVILLE FESTIVAL – Hamburg (DE)
August 24th – LEEDS & READING – Reading (UK)
August 25th – LEEDS & READING – Leeds (UK)