In Search of Lost Music of Antiquity
Bernard George
2021 - 52 min - Vidéo Full HD - Couleur - France, Grèce

A papyrus long forgotten in a storeroom in the Louvre is being revealed. The Greek text that covers it is barely legible and there are strange little signs above it. It is in fact a very ancient musical score.
From Delphi to Pompeii, from Egyptian temples to new technology laboratories, this film invites us to follow the work of scientists who are passionate about antique sound worlds.
Through their discoveries, the musical instruments come back to life and the scores are deciphered to allow us to hear the music of Antiquity again.

Author-Director : Bernard George
Photography : Jean-Louis Laforêt, Amr Mohamed, Jérôme Olivier
Sound : Florent Ravalec, Clément Lemariey
Editing : Pierre-Joseph Licidé
Original Music : Mathias Duplessy, Karol Beffa
Delegate Producer : O2B Films
Co-producer : Minimal Films
Co-producer : CNRS Images
Broadcasting Co-producer : Cosmote TV


Distributor : ARTE France Distribution


2021 - Sacem, Paris (France) : Prix Sacem du meilleur documentaire musical
2021 - États généraux du film documentaire, Lussas (France) : Journée SACEM