Ils sont allongés sur des lits et parlent de l'Amour et de la Beauté. Leurs discours se succèdent, parfois se répondent : car il y a plusieurs Amours et plusieurs manières de désirer le Beau. A ces hommes vivant en un temps et un lieu où l'éducation des garçons, est indissociable de la sexualité qui règle les rapports du maître et du disciple, une étrangère, Diotime oppose un modèle féminin de la procréation du savoir. …
Agathon, young crowned poet, disciple of Gorgias, and organizer of the reception;
Aristophane, comic author with success: Pausanias, lover of Agathon; Eryximaque, doctor scholar and conceited person; Socrate, who will call upon Diotime which initiated it with the thought of the love; Socrat is accompanied by his disciple Aristodème; Phèdre, young Athenian shining; Alcibiade, exuberant, still in love with Socrate, which arrives on late and drunk and some others are joined in a banquet, celebrating the big succes of the first tragedy of the young Agathon.
Following an extremely promising first album devoted to Dowland, here is another chance to hear Damien Guillon, accompanied by his ensemble Le Banquet Céleste, in a programme of solo cantatas by J. S. Bach.
An uprising on a college campus evolves into something more dangerous than a clash of ideals in this drama from Canadian writer and director Sébastien Rose. Jean-Marc (Raymond Bouchard) is the president of a well-respected university in Quebec who has found himself at the center of a heated controversy. Louis-Ferdinand (Frederic Pierre) is the leader of a student activist group who have demanded sweeping changes in Jean-Marc's policies; Jean-Marc refuses to consider their proposals, leading to a series of protests which have inspired a wave of campus vandalism.