The 9th edition of opderschmelz’s festival celebrating “noir” culture in all its forms starts this Thursday.
The Touch of Noir festival takes a look at the darker side of music and film. This year’s programme has a string focus on the work of Tim Burton, that master of the absurdly noir. It includes a screening of his first “Batman” film, which did so much to revive the dark knight’s cultural standing, as well as of his 1988 black comedy “Beetlejuice” and his 2005 stop-motion animated musical “Corpse Bride”.
Then there is a concert of Burton music played by Belgian pianist Michelino Bisceglia and a 7-piece band and the Fortissimo youth choir of the Luxembourg conservatoire, and a conference (in French) by CNA director Paul Lesch about Burton’s films.
In addition, local neofolk artist Rome, aka Jerome Reuter (photo), is giving three concerts (although all but one, on 17 November, is sold out) on the back of his 13th album, “Le Ceneri Di Heliodoro”.