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by Blaise Harrison


A small town nestling in the middle of a snowy expanse. In a crowded hall, musicians are warming up. Cacophony. The conductor calls for silence. On a river bank at dawn, an old man is fishing alone. Nearby, a band of Indians are marching to music for the carnival, while in his bedroom, a teenager struggles with his tie to the deafening sound of symphonic heavy metal rock. Between community and moments of solitude, through a series of lively Friday evening rehearsals and the interminable republican ceremonies, the film takes us to the heart of this colorful community in search of harmony.

international title: Harmony
original title: L'Harmonie
country: France, Switzerland
sales agent: Doc & Film International
year: 2013
genre: documentary
directed by: Blaise Harrison
film run: 60'
cinematography by: Blaise Harrison
film editing: Gwénola Héaulme
music: Rhys Chatham
producer: Estelle Fialon, Lionel Baier
production: Les Films du Poisson, Bande à Part Films, ARTE France, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse