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Once upon a time, during the belle époque in turn-of-the-century Paris, a short-lived film form called 'scènes de feeries'('fairy films') were produced in great number by the Pathé Frères company. In jewel-like colours the films recreated the theatrical spectacles of the age with their fantastical settings, dancing girls, mythical beasts, supernatural brings and a plethora of stage illusion enhanced by the trickery of the new medium of film. Made to appeal to young and old spectators alike, these gorgeous films offer modern audiences a fascinating glimpse into the magical world of the nineteen-century theatre.


This beautiful restorated collection features original hand-colouring, each film is accompanied with a newly-commissioned soundtracks composed by recording artists commissioned by leading experimental music label Touch. Contributions from acclaimed composers as Chris Watson, Fennesz, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Ryoji Ikeda, Philip Jeck, BJNilsen, Pascal Wyse, and Tom Haines.

SoundTrack Commissioned by BFI and Touch for DVD release of 100 year old colour stencil films

Composer: Tom Haines
Recorded with: London snorklelling Team