The Adventures of
a Soldier’s Tale

By Michel Van Zele

The first World War has seen major artistic events taking place in Switzerland, among them Igor Stravinsky’s encounter with Ernest Ansermet, conductor, and C.-F: Ramuz, writer. Their complicity has brought them to collaborate on several musical works. “The Soldier’s Tale” is one of the most significant works in modern music and theater history.

Michel Van Zele visits the locations where Ramuz and Stravinsky spent time together and evokes together significant speakers the adventure of “The Soldier’s Tale”. In parallel, he attends the rehearsals of a new creation by Alex Ollé at the Opéra of Lyon.

A film by Michel Van Zele

Produced by Louise Productions Vevey and SEPPIA Film

Year of production : 2018
Language : french
Subtitles : none
Length : 53 min

Script : Michel Van Zele
Camera : Daniel Guinand
Sound : Bjorn Cornelius
Editing : Anouk Zivy
Sound mix : Fred Kohler

Coproduced with the RTS, the SSR/SRG and Arte 

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