(Vincent Moon, NathanaÃl Le Scouarnec 2009, HD, 50 min.)
The Scottish band Mogwai performs a luminous show in front of a stunned crowd. As if time stood still, the audience is transported along by musical waves, both poetic and violent. Directors Vincent Moon and NathanaÃl Le Scouarnec guide us into the Glaswegian dream that Mogwai's music invokes. Layered and innovative, the film has its finger firmly on their pulse, a sonic adventure between hope and rebellion.
Adelia I Want To Love
(Teresa Eggers, Vincent Moon, France, 2009, HD, 25 min.)
Two stories in one. One of them is about 90-year-old Adelie, who has never been to a real concert. The other is about the frontman of the band Mogwai, who has played scores of concerts. We follow the Scottish guitarist and singer Stuart Braithwaite to Italy, where the band is performing at a festival. Braithwaite reflects upon the DIY ethic that has shaped his life as a Glasgow musician. He also muses on the underlying story behind the band's latest album 'The Hawk is Howling' which according to him is quite simple and not really that exciting, "5 people who like each other get together to make 10 good songs." Mogwai's post-rock and instrumental processes are consistently allowed to guide the film, and the images consist of warm, colorful visuals from Italy. At the same time, Adelia is getting ready to attend her first concert ever! And it just so happens that her grandchild is the festival's main organizer. And with that this small, double portrait, sinks right in.
Northwest Film Forum
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Seattle, WA 98122
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