Every night a different music genre, explored in a unique setting with live extras. What links these documentaries is their attention to social background.
Films in ‘Scopitone’
De koning van de Nederlandstalige rock & rollBastiaan Bosma IFFR 2019 33′
Obscure singer-songwriter Ricky de Sire lives for his music. His aim: to make the best Dutch-language rock ‘n’ roll ever.
Fascinating portrait of Eric de Boer, AKA Ricky de Sire, self-declared king of Dutch-language rock ‘n’ roll. For nearly 4 decades, this singer-songwriter has worked steadily on an oeuvre that is as idiosyncratic as it is misunderstood. The eternal outsider retains the hope that one day he’ll break through to a mass audience with his life’s work.
A Punk DaydreamJimmy Hendrickx IFFR 2019 65′
Punks in Jakarta live on society’s margins, fighting for their identity like the indigenous people.
Punk is not dead in Indonesia. There is more at stake than ever. The young street punks in this film are shunned by society and risk incarceration for their appearance. With the Dayak people as their example, they fight for their homeland and against corruption and hypocrisy.
Closer to GodAnnette Berger, Grete Jentzen IFFR 2019 84′
Swiss documentary about two Pakistani men trying to get closer to God. One through prayer, the other through music.
One is an Islamic mystic on a life-long pilgrimage, stopping to pray at every shrine he passes. The other man in this fascinating Swiss documentary is the custodian of a centuries-old musical tradition, for whom the concept of God lies closer to self-knowledge and harmony with your surroundings.
Una banda de chicasMarilina Giménez IFFR 2019 83′
This is your chance to explore Buenos Aires’ electrifying nightlife from the angle of the contemporary female music scene.
A direct, unpolished portrait of the alternative music scene in Buenos Aires, seen from a strictly female perspective. Former musician Marilina Giménez introduces a colourful series of local acts by women who control their own look and sound – and are not afraid to challenge the prevailing norms.