Putain de Guerre! with Tardi & Dominique Grange
On 11th November, the anniversary of the First World War Armistice, one of the greatest contemporary comic book authors and illustrators, Tardi, and his wife, the singer-songwriter Dominique Grange, will perform their work, Putain de guerre !, a performance combining songs, readings and images in French & English, in the Ciné Lumière at the Institut Français in South Kensington.
In a poignant evocation of the First World War, Dominique Grange will perform music from her own repertoire, as well as songs by unknown soldiers and pieces by Aragon and Ferré. Tardi will read caustic excerpts from Putain de guerre !, a graphic novel he created in collaboration with the historian Jean-Pierre Verney, while his images, taken from the same work, will be shown on screen. They will be accompanied on stage by five musicians from the Accordzeam group. Book your tickets at the Institut Français website.
Here is a video report on Tardi’s exhibition at this year’s Angoulême International Comics Festival, including a song sung by Dominique Grange:
Tickets: £15/£12 concs./£8 students
Where: Ciné Lumière, Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Pl, London SW7 2DT
When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7.00-8.30pm