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Wed Oct 26, 7:00 PM
Director: Benjamin Millepied
Australia

Special Australian Premiere Event at Her Majesty's Theatre – get tickets here!

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.

Program Strand AFF Investment Fund
Language English
Director Benjamin Millepied
Producer Rosemary Blight, Dimitri Rassam
Writer Benjamin Millepied, Alex Dinelaris, Loïc Barrere
Cinematographer Joerg Widmer
Editor Dany Cooper
Music Nicholas Brittel
Cast Melissa Barrera (Leading Actress - Carmen), Paul Mescal (Leading Actor - Aidan), Rossy De Palma (Masilda), Tracey "DOC" Curry, Benedict Hardie, Richard Brancatisano
Genre Dance, Drama