Benjamin Millepied, celebrated choreographer (Black Swan) and one of the world’s most acclaimed dancers (former principal soloist, New York City Ballet) makes his directorial debut with this dazzling modern-day retelling of one of history’s most famous love stories and operas, featuring a new music score by Nicholas Britell (Moonlight) and filmed in Australia. Melissa Barrera (In The Heights), Paul Mescal (The Lost Daughter, Aftersun) and Rossy de Palma (Parallel Mothers) head a stellar cast in this explosion of dance and passion.
“Carmen is an opera that I grew up with. Somehow it was a story that resonated with me as a child, it always stayed with me.” (Benjamin Millepied)
Co-presented by Adelaide Festival, the Australian Premiere screening of Carmen at Her Majesty’s Theatre will feature a live dance performance by Adelaide-raised flamenco legend and Carmen co-star Marina Tamayo before the screening. Marina will perform Seguiriyas, which she dances in the powerful opening scenes of the film.
Doors open: 6.15pm
Performance begins: 7pm
Following the screening, there will be a live Q&A via international video link with star Rossy de Palma and director Benjamin Millepied. Producer Rosemary Blight will also be in attendance with other special guests.