20'000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA | BERLINALE 2018
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2018 - Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
Made for the 2018 Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival, a solo coné-concert (live music for a film) for Georges' Méliès' 20'000 Leagues Under The Sea (1907).
"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" is a French film short created by Georges Méliès in 1907. It is a parody based on the 1870 novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by author Jules Verne and is the first adaptation of the story. The film was hand-tinted frame by frame by female factory workers, making it one of the very first colorized movies.
An overworked fisherman named Yves, exhausted slumps down onto a chair on a dock and has a fanciful dream filled with submarines and mermaids. Guided by the Spirit of the Seas, Yves is brought aboard the vessel and encounters a variety of sea nymphs, starfish and Naiads who perform an underwater ballet for him. This surreal vision quickly grows dark however as the submarine is destroyed and Yves finds himself set upon by the more dangerous creatures of the sea including crabs, sea anemones, giant sponges and an octopus. While struggling to survive, Yves awakens from his dream only to find himself tangled up in his own fishing nets.