Ludovic Bource’s Oscar®, BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning soundtrack is brought to life by the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a screening with live music to headline the Saturday night of Sound Unbound.
At the height of his fame, suave silent film star, George Valentin (Jean Dujardin), gives young dancer Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo) her Hollywood break. But sound soon takes over the industry, and while his young protégé adapts to ‘the talkies’, Valentin gets left behind.
The score forming an integral part of the storytelling, this is a rare chance to hear the captivating soundtrack alongside the film on a big screen – and it's free.
A limited number of tickets for The Artist will be available to collect from our festival hubs at Charterhouse Square and Barbican Level -1 from 12 noon onwards. But don't worry if you can't get one then - there will be more released at Barbican Level -1 box office at 6.30pm.
France 2011 Dir Michel Hazanavicius 100 min
Proof of ID may be requested on entry to films, in compliance with BBFC ratings
Listen: Sound Unbound playlist
A teaser of the music you could hear at this year’s Sound Unbound
The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.