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LINKS

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Buy the DVD on Naxos from Amazon www.amazon.co.uk

The blog and place to find all reviews and pas info www.thefullmonteverdi.wordpress.com

Award winning and chart-topping vocal group I Fagiolini www.ifagiolini.com

Co-producer and regular broadcasters of the film Sky Arts www.skyarts.co.uk

Director and writer John La Bouchardière’s site www.johnlabouchardiere.com

REVIEWS

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“John La Bouchardière’s adaptation… had a poignancy that only those who have married their childhood sweetheart and lived happily ever after would fail to recognise…  Shot in a series of unremarkable flats and streets, at restaurant tables and in toilet cubicles, with mascara, snot, baby bellies, wrinkles, receding hairlines and all the accoutrements of experience exposed, this was an exceptionally well-crafted, thoughtful film, beautifully sung and very bravely acted.”

Anna Picard

Independent on Sunday (UK)

Jan 2009


“The eye cannot tear itself away from these admirably constructed images and subtle glances… The tour de force of this film is to have given a dramatic coherence and dramatic tension to twenty madrigals, surely the most unlikely cinematic material. The universal theme of separation is ripe for a contemporary reading but it takes La Bouchardière’s talent, leaning towards cinéma vérité, the typically British standard of I Fagiolini’s acting and the musicianship of the whole team to convince and captivate.”

Philippe Venturini

Le Monde de la musique

Choc du mois March 2008


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THE FULL MONTEVERDI

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Polyphonic’s debut project was a film version of John La Bouchardière’s acclaimed collaboration with leading vocal ensemble I Fagiolini. The film has now been broadcast in over 14 countries, released in cinemas and worldwide on DVD by Naxos.


HEADLINES

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“a raw, emotional striptease”

The Observer


“a brilliant film, a searing dramatisation”

The Times


“a musical and cinematic masterpiece”

Estadao (Brazil)


“Frontier-shifting musical drama”

Independent (South Africa)


“Fantastic, the result is superlative”

American Record Review (US)



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