Trying to plan my spring. There will be a lot of trips connected to work which I really look forward to. My next trip is to LA Feb 20th! Maps by Matthew Cusick.
Yesterday I was invited to go to a matinee with First Aid Kit. In Sweden everyone is crazy about them at the moment, and for all my readers that are not Swedish please take a listen below and you will know why. They had two sold out concerts yesterday, and although one of the sisters had lost her voice and remained quiet for the whole concert, they still managed to keep the audience involved . A few months ago they made Patti Smith cry when they performed one of her songs at the Polar Prize (the video is below).
I have been waiting for this band to bloom since I first saw them on a youtube clip singing in the woods back in 2008. Yesterday they managed to keep the intimate feeling of the video in the woods, only this time they were all grown up and on a stage in front of hundreds of people who didn’t want to go home. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFmWx2StER4&feature=youtu.be[/youtube](Above)Yesterday at Debaser Medis.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqFbLdapNt8[/youtube](Above)At the polar prize they made Pattis Smith cry.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMrqBldlqzA[/youtube](Above)The first time I heard them,singing in the woods 2008.
woods, ladies in red and these videos…[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW3gKKiTvjs[/youtube]
Photos by Rhys Graham.
Claudia Rodrigues Valencia and Hector Fracisco Cordoba, Colombian directors. I found out I might be screening my film in Bogota in November, maybe I will see them there!A book suggestion from Thijs,a Dutch director. Natasha Gadd, who together with Rhys directed murundak– Songs of Freedom. One of the many cinemas. Welcoming the 600 people in the audience. It looks rather dramatic. Paloma won the silver FIPA for her fiction, Entre Nosotros!!! Naomi Levarni also won a prize! Time flies! Goodbye Biarritz. Thank you.
Paloma(to the left) director of the drama Entre Nosotros.Rhys Graham, Australian dirtector of an amazing documentary he did with Natasha Gadd, murundak – Songs of Freedom. If you get the chance see it! They are going to a film festival in Tahiti to show it next week.Here comes the cheese.I saw the film N°1 about School violence in Bulgaria, faithless teachers, problematic and cynical teenagers. Directed by Atanas Hristoskov.
“In 2010 Margot Wallström, the first UN special representative on sexual violence in war and conflict, used her mandate to lobby for a resolution, a strategic tool enabling to prosecute those responsible for committing or planning sexual violence in conflicts. The film follows her and her colleagues as they visit rape survivors and frontline activists across the globe. During 10 months, they shine the spotlight when rape is used as a weapon and raise the issue to the top of the UN Security Council’s agenda.” (Below) This film about Élaine Radigue is in the competitive selection in performance art. The sounds and music really made me nauseas and lightheaded at times. But it was interesting to follow her story and true passion for “sounds”. I love them nerds.
“Between 1967 and 2000, Éliane Radigue composed more than twenty pieces of electronic music. She stopped working with the analogic synthesizer in 2001, and now devotes herself to instrumental music, still remaining faithful to the same aesthetics.
Like I mentioned earlier I am in Biarritz at a festival to show my film Taxi Sister. So far the festival has been really hectic,fun and French. There are these really cool trees all over the city. Very surrealistic at night. First day in Biarritz. It feels like spring. Here I got to know some film students from Colombia, Belgium and Canada who are in the “young artist division”.
Volker Schlondorff, director of”La Mer à l’Aube”
Véronique Cayla,The boss of the french channel arte.
New friends. Directors from Holland, France and Canada. We are all in the “Creative Documentary” division. The jury, they are quite many. My favorite instrument every night at the evening drink. Here I talked about my movie for a group of Chinese journalists. I have done a lot of interviews for french media these days. In french. This was a good time. These kids came to the screening and had prepared questions for me about the movie a few hours later. The screening yesterday went well. It was packed with 600 people, and now I have my second screening, so I have to run! xx Theresa