27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Music for Black Pigeons
director: Andreas Koefoed, Jørgen Leth
original title: Music for Black Pigeons
running time: 90 min.
synopsisThe film poses existential questions to influential jazz players, the likes of which include Bill Frisell, Lee Konitz, and Midori Takada. What does it mean to play music, and what does it mean to listen? How does it feel to spend a lifetime trying to express something through sound? The characters wake up, rehearse, record, play, and talk about music. They listen. And they keep themselves open to encountering something greater than themselves. For the last 14 years, filmmakers have followed Danish author and guitarist Jakob Bro around, documenting his encounters with larger-than-life, eccentric personalities of all generations and ethnic backgrounds. In the end, questions raised are answered by music itself in a poetic and invigorating fashion.
biographyFilmmaker and writer Jørgen Leth (* 1937) has been one of the most important creators in Danish cinema since the 1960s. Andreas Koefoed (* 1979) graduated in sociology and documentary direction. He has long been producing films in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, and throughout his work he tends to focus on universal stories about human existence.
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|director:||Andreas Koefoed, Jørgen Leth|
|producer:||Emile Hertling Péronard|
|script:||Jørgen Leth, Andreas Koefoed, Adam Nielsen|