Win tickets to Champagne with live score by Mira Calix

For a chance to win a pair of tickets tickets to the restored Alfred Hitchcock film ‘Champagne’ with a live score from Mira Calix on Thursday 27th September at the BFI please join us on Twitter and RT the following tweet.


Father-daughter tensions arise when a millionaire (Harker), suspecting his playgirl daughter’s fiancé is a gold-digger, pretends the family fortune is gone. A bubbly comic parable built around Balfour’s effervescent energy, the film is an early example of Hitchcock’s long-term fascination with the foibles of the filthy rich (who were to him, one suspects, forever strange).

We are delighted to welcome back to the BFI stage one of the UK’s most exciting, award-winning composers for the premiere performance of her new score for this brand new BFI restoration of Champagne. Having begun her career exploring electronic music through a series of critically acclaimed releases on iconic UK independent label, Warp Records, Mira Calix’s work in recent years has incorporated classical orchestration for installation pieces, film soundtracks, theatre and opera.

Mira has been commissioned to write new works for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Aldeburgh Festival, Opera North and The Manchester International Festival amongst others.  In 2009 her composition ‘My Sacred Heart’ received both A Royal Philharmonic Society Award and a British Composer Award.

A partnership with pioneering digital arts service The Space, from Arts Council England, together with the BBC and BFI, will feature a live streaming of Champagne at This production for The Space is supported by National Lottery Funding through Arts Council England.

There is a further screening of the BFI restoration on Sunday 30 Septemberwhich will feature a live piano accompaniment, and be introduced by an archive curator.

Score composed and performed by Mira Calix, commissioned by the BFI

A restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with STUDIOCANAL



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