The Triplets of Belleville • Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville with composer Benoît Charest
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the unclassifiable, outrageous, and universally acclaimed animated film The Triplets of Belleville, composer Benoît Charest leads the nine-piece Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in a live performance of his original score in tandem with a screening of the film at Reynolds Theater. The film features a cascade of memorable characters: square-shouldered noir-era henchmen, an impossibly wiry Tour de France cyclist, and of course the three eponymous jazz-era divas. The New York Times calls it “a tour de force of ink-washed, crosshatched mischief, and unlikely sublimity.”
Charest’s score is a modern spin on 1930s Parisian jazz, ranging from rollicking dance numbers to dusky chansons, including the Oscar-nominated tune “Belleville Rendez-vous.” This performance, developed as a special presentation for the 2015 Montreal Jazz Festival, comes complete with live jazz-age music, singing, dancing, and live Foley artist accompaniment. A deluxe film and music presentation fit for big and little kids alike.