The Legend of 1900 / Film Screening - Europe Week

The Legend of 1900 / Film Screening - Europe Week
Image by Artista Fratta - Danny Boodmann during the piano duel Jelly Roll Morton

May 14th / 2023 / 6pm / Europe Week @ Meta House

As part of Eurocham's 'Europe Week', ICBA Arts Committee, in collaboration with curator Davide Posca, will schedule the screening of this beautiful Italian film  (screened in its original English version). This event is in supported by the European Union Delegation in Cambodia.

The Legend of 1900 is a 1998 Italian film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. The story revolves around the life of a pianist named Danny Boodmann T.D. Lemon Nineteen Hundred, also known as "1900", who was born and raised on a transatlantic ocean liner at the turn of the 20th century. He never left the ship, but his remarkable talent for playing the piano made him a legend among the passengers and crew.

The film explores themes of identity, artistic expression, and the human condition, as seen through the eyes of a man who is both an outsider and an insider to the world around him. As "1900" grows into adulthood, he must confront the realities of the changing world outside the ship, including war, love, and loss.

The screening will serve as a preview for The Piano Trilogy concert, also at Meta House (first night May 20th, second night June 17th). The central subject of both the film and the concert is the piano, as a medium of expression. The Piano Trilogy concert will provide a rare opportunity to see professional pianists perform up close and personal, while also supporting the Kantha Bopha Children's Hospital through the purchase of $10 USD tickets.

Europe Week 2023 from 8-14 May, is in celebration of Europe Day on 9 May, with a week of exciting events lined up for you. Experience Europe with deals from eateries and European-themed shops across Cambodia. To participate, simply pick up a free Europe Week passport at a participating business and present it to receive special discounts. A full list of partners offering deals will be published soon on eueocham's website here > and on Facebook here >