Alliance Française de Harare Presents “The Last World”

THE LOST WORLD is a 1925 American silent fantasy monster adventure film adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1912 novel of the same name.

It is the first dinosaur-film to be released in all cinema history and it inspired several modern blockbusters exploiting the same theme such as the “Jurassic Park” series directed by Steven Spielberg. OZMA is a renowned French jazz quartet originating from Strasburg, France.

The band is composed of Stéphane Scharlé (drums), Julien Soro (keyboards), Tarn de Villiers (guitars) and Edouard SéroGuillaume (bass guitar).

The concept of a “ciné-concert” (in French) is simple: playing original live music that enhances the movie’s story, action and emotion during the screening, making the audience enjoy an extraordinary experience of cinema and live jazz.

The music of the group OZMA is without a doubt energetic and powerful, but at the same time shaded, subtle and fragile. It is more than a composition placed on top of the movie’s images, as the instruments underline the sound ambience, the melody flirts with sound effects, emphasises the acting and the general atmosphere in a stunning synchronisation.

Ozma invites us to follow the peregrinations of a team of researchers who have set up an expedition to find the last dinosaurs that survive in a lost world hidden somewhere in the South American jungle.

The movie shows old but charming special effects, exhilarating action scenes and a romance between the main characters, Paula and Ed, the explorer and the news reporter of the expedition