Where Are You, João Gilberto?

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Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Programs:World Cinema
Documentary
Tags:Documentary
Music
Latino/Hispanic/Iberian
Adaptation
Mystery
History
Literary
Release Year:2018
Runtime:106 min
Country/Region:Switzerland
Germany
France
Brazil
Language:German
French
English
Portuguese
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Doc & Film International
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lZ0M0o4Ahk
Cast/Crew
Director:Georges Gachot
Producer:Georges Gachot
Pierre-Olivier Bardet
Christoph Menardi
Andreas Atzwanger
Cinematographer:Stéphane Kuthy
Screenwriter:Georges Gachot
Paolo Poloni
Editor:Julie Pelat
Composer:João Donato

Description

Director Georges Gachot Attending!

Legendary Brazilian musician João Gilberto is credited for the creation of Bossa Nova, the popular style of Brazilian music that appeared during the 50s and 60s. But when João Gilberto unceremoniously disappeared into obscurity, society at large was left without answers. German writer Marc Fisher found himself on a dedicated search for Gilberto, documenting his quest in his developing book, Hobalala. Before the book could be published, Fisher mysteriously died, seemingly closing the door on the search for Gilberto. Now, filmmaker Georges Gachot (Rio Sonata) takes audiences on the same journey that Fisher began but never finished–to find out what really happened to the man who founded Bossa Nova. Along the way, visions of Gilberto's music, history and influence bring to life the long-lost voice of a music icon.

Director Biography

Georges Gachot

Swiss filmmaker Georges Gachot has been working in the film and television industries since 1997. A frequent visitor of MSPIFF, he is known for his documentary films O Samba (14), Beatocello's Umbrella (12) and Rio Sonata: Nana Caymmi (10).


Press

"[H]alfway between an investigative noir and a road movie, and which sets out on the trail of the legendary creator of bossa nova, who has been absent from the music scene for many years and has now also disappeared from his own private life." - Cineuropa


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