Rare screening of Louise Brooks film, Prix de Beauté

June 23, 2012

Rare screening of Louise Brooks film, Prix de Beauté

The infrequently screened film, Prix de Beauté, starring Louise Brooks, will be shown on June 23rd as part of the 26th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato festival in Bologna, Italy. The prestigious international event is put on by the Mostra Internazionale del Cinema Libero and Cineteca di Bologna.
For this special presentation, the silent version of Prix de Beauté will be accompanied by the noted pianist and composer Timothy Brock, who will direct the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna in a performance of Brock’s original score. (Timothy Brock has composed scores for two other Brooks’ films, Pandora’s Box and Diary of a Lost Girl.) The Prix de Beauté score was commissioned by the Orchestre national de Lyon in collaboration with l’Institut Lumière. Prix de Beauté will be screened outdoors in a public square, the Piazza Maggiore. [read rest of article…]
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