92 min., documentary, Québec, Canada, 2018
Directed byJean-Nicolas Orhon
Produced bySandra-Dalhie Goyer, Les Films JAD
LanguageOriginal version in french and english with bilingual subtitles
Short descriptionA year behind the scenes with the Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra.
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Autumn of 2017. The Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal begins its first international tour of Europe’s most prestigious concert halls. This series of concerts is the crowning and paroxysm of the rich relationship between the musicians and their leader, Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Over four seasons, Jean-Nicolas Orhon’s camera follows the preparation of this international adventure and gently penetrates the daily life of the orchestra. ENSEMBLE reveals the precious role of the maestro, exposes the excitement behind the scenes, displays the intimacy of the musicians and poses a new and delicate look on those whose life sublimes the love of music.



Written and Directed by : Jean-Nicolas Orhon

Cinematography : Jean-Nicolas Orhon

Editing : Jean-Nicolas Orhon with the collaboration of Hubert Hayaud

Sound Recording : Simon Bellefleur

Sound Design : Bande à part

Sound Mix : Louis Gignac

Visual Concept : Alain Omer Duranceau

Executive Producer : Jo Légaré

Produced by : Sandra-Dalhie Goyer, Les Films JAD

With the participation of Yannick Nézet-Séguin and L’Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal


Financial Partners

Les Films JAD

SODEC Québec


TéléFilm Canada

Québec crédit d’impôts cinéma et télévision (gestion SODEC)

Crédit d’impôts pour production cinématographique ou magnétoscopique canadienne

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Jean-Nicolas Orhon

Jean Nicolas Orhon is a writer director in both documentary and fiction film. After completing his studies in cinema and anthropology, he directed Asteur (2003), a documentary about the survival of the French language and culture in Louisiana. In 2008, he directed the short fiction film Tu t’souviens tu? The same year, he completed Tant qu’il reste une voix, a documentary about the collecting and recording of oral traditions. In 2011, he directed the short fiction Roule moi un patin, along with some fifteen vignettes exploring the world of wine for the program Des kiwis et des hommes. In 2012, he directed Les Nuits de la poésie, a feature length documentary celebrating Quebec poets from 1970 to the present. The world premiere of his most recent documentary, Bidonville (2013) was held at the Montreal International Documentary Festival.   Filmography   Bidonville (2013 / 82 min) Les nuits de la poésie (2012 / 70 min) Roule-moi un patin (2011 / 10 min) A Voice Remains (Tant qu'il reste une voix) (2008 / 52 min) Jackrabbit (2008 / 8 min) Tu t’souviens-tu? (2008 / 14 min) Asteur (2003 / 60 min)