lördag 9 april 2011

"The Extraordinary Ordinary Life Of José González" av Fredrik Egerstrand & Mikel Cee Karlsson

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"The Extraordinary Ordinary Life Of José González"
av Fredrik Egerstrand & Mikel Cee Karlsson

K Special, Sveriges Television.


Med en blandning av videodagbok, övervakningskamera, konsertbilder, turnédokumenterande och animationer har filmarna Mikel Cee Karlsson och Fredrik Egerstrand följt en av Sveriges mest spännande artister – José Gonzalez.  

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Fredag den 8:e april 20.00 visas
"The Extraordinary Ordinary Life Of José González"
av Fredrik Egerstrand & Mikel Cee Karlsson på
K Special, Sveriges Television.
José González is one of Sweden's most successful musicians. Throughout the 2000s, his songs appeared during crucial moments of multiple sappy US/UK teen dramas, causing debut album sales to top 700,000 copies worldwide (accolades from critics didn't hurt). José is also popular in his home country, taking home multiple awards, including a Swedish Grammy. While José's music very much fits under that wide umbrella of sensitive guys with acoustic guitars, it's also unique in its intimacy, its honesty, and its enchanting beauty. By all accounts, José is a musician at the top of his game, a fascinating human being and a subject worthy of a traditional music documentary.

THE EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY LIFE OF JOSE GONZALEZ is not that documentary. Avoiding all the popular tropes of music documentary filmmaking--e.g. talking head interviews, crowd shots, indulgent tour footage--and ignoring straightforward commentary on the dullest, most obvious topics--e.g. fame, tedious biography, the songwriting process--directors Mikel Cee Karlsson and Fredrik Egerstrand have instead crafted a beautiful, sly and radically intimate portrait of a quietly eccentric musician.

In THE EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY LIFE, Karlsson and Egerstrand explore universal themes like loneliness, boredom and isolation, all the while creating a film that very much feels OF JOSE GONZALEZ, embracing and reflecting the unassuming intelligence, beauty and humor of his music. Karlsson and Egerstrand track José as he records his sophomore album and tours the world. Though he's playing in front of thousands of ecstatic fans and staying in nice hotels, the directors choose to entrench audiences in a rich atmosphere of emptiness and silence. The audiences are heard but not seen. The fan and journalist interactions are awkward and dull. The hotel rooms are lonely.

Karlsson and Egerstrand find wry humor in all of this, and, given that the film seems to be spilling out of his head, it feels safe to say that José does, too. In addition to beautifully shot observational footage, Karlsson and Egerstrand also incorporate clever animated sequences and wonderful clips of José talking in a stream of consciousness. As random as that all may sound, Karlsson and Egerstrand manage to demonstrate remarkable aesthetic control throughout the film: this is one of the prettiest documentaries of the year.

With THE EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY LIFE OF JOSE GONZALEZ, Karlsson, Egerstrand and Gonzalez have made not a niche music documentary but a universal art documentary.
By Chris Boeckmann True/False Film Festival, Columbia USA

Filmen hade premiär som öppningsfilm i Nordisk Tävling på Göteborg Filmfestival 2010, och är i maj inbjuden till en av världens största dokumentärfilmsfestivaler - Hot Docs i Kanada. Filmen är producerad av Plattform Produktion.
Animationer av Per-Isak Snälls.

Läs mer på: http://svt.se/2.119777/k_special
Samt på: http://www.josegonzalezthefilm.com/

González & The String Theory
spelar också på Lorensbergs teatern söndag den 17 april.


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