A grand idea with bland results, ARIA is an omnibus film that combines the talents of 10 directors and 8 composers but ends up with very little to show for it. It's more a showcase of brilliant packaging than of filmmaking, providing only a few segments of any real interest. In what is easily the most inventive episode, Godard, excerpting Lully's "Armide," more

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Trailer for the documentary Aria. The impetuous artistic nature and innate theatrical sensibility, combined with intelligence and a stunning voice, have made opera singer and actress Maria Cebotari into one of Europe's brightest artistic presences at the beginning of the 20th century. Conceived as a documentary and musically-structured as an opera performance, Aria can surprisingly be perceived as a fictional narrative, causing uncommon emotions and aesthetic experiences. Maria Cebotari's artistic destiny is uniquely expressed in this dramatic and purifying cinema performance.

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