One.Two.Three

Vincent Meessen

This work explores the unknown participation of Congolese intellectuals in the Situationist International movement, especially a young student called Joseph M'Belolo, who wrote a protest song in May 1968. Meessen came across the lyrics and reworked the song with M'Belolo and female musicians from Kinshasa and recorded it in the now neglected building of the legendary nightclub Un, Deux, Trois. The film builds up to a finale which amplifies and salutes the political rumblings of 1968.

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Filmmaker
Vincent Meessen
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Belgium
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
35’
Language
French
Producer
Vincent Meessen, Katrien Reist
Production Company
Normal, Jubilee
Sales
Jubilee
Writer
Vincent Meessen
Cinematography
Vincent Pinckaers
Editor
Inneke van Waeyenberghe
Sound Design
Laszlo Umbreit
Music
Vincent Kenis
Cast
M'Belolo Ya M'Piku
Website
http://www.jubilee-art.org