MY LIFE IS A GUNSHOT (Movie)
A documentary movie by Marcel Derek Ramsay about the artist Joke Lanz

Foto Credit: Marcel Derek Ramsay

91 minutes / FSK: 16
Outside The Box / Cinéma Cobain
DVD / Digital

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Kinotermine:
16.01. Kino Wolf (Berlin Premiere)
16.-21.01. Kino Brotfabrik

Synopsis:
Legendary Swiss noise musician Joke Lanz has a loyal fan base across many countries. His highly original sound performances are expressive of love and of life in our society, but also in many instances of pain. When Joke was 13 years old, his father took his own life, Joke heard the shot. That has marked him deeply – as a musician, human being and in particular as a father. He did not want a repeat of his own father‘s tragedy for his son Céleste, or for him to suffer from his father‘s absence. So he not only created a life – far removed from all convention – that makes him happy for himself, but also invented a father-son relationship that defies all comparison together with Céleste. Director Marcel Derek Ramsay explores the content and form of Joke‘s anarcho-improvised performance art, a kind of „noise-punk-industrial-Dada“: a fast-paced, highly rhythmic and refreshingly unconventional movie about fathers, sons, and what happens when traumatized sons become fathers. And musicians.

TEAM

Director: Marcel Derek Ramsay
Producer: Cinéma Copain
Cinematography, editing: Marcel Derek Ramsay
Dramaturgy: Michèle Wannaz
Music: Sudden Infant, Joke Lanz
Additional music: Christian Weber
Sound mixing: Peter Bräker
Colorist: Jorge Piquer Rodriguez
Post-production: Marcin Malaszczak and Abdul Twebti, Planemo

WITH Joke Lanz, Céleste Urech, Shelley Hirsch, Ute Waldhausen, Lydia Lanz

TECHNICAL SPECS
Year 2019
Runtime 91 minutes
Format Cinemascope
Supported by Aargauer Kuratorium | Zürcher Filmstiftung | Kulturförderung Appenzell Ausserrhoden | Kulturstelle Stadt Aarau | Dr. Adolf Streuli-Stiftung | Ernst Göhner Stiftung

Press:

"Joke Lanz documentary unpacks his art as source of meditation" The Wire (UK).

«Eine sehr sehenswerte Doku! ’My Life Is a Gunshot’ gewinnt seinen grossen Reiz dadurch, dass der Film ganz nah heranzoomt an seinen Helden, einen rückhaltlos offenen Menschen, bei dem Kunst und persönliches Leben völlig miteinander verschmelzen.»
Tages-Anzeiger / Züritipp

«Ein ungestüm-unkonventioneller, aus freundschaftlicher Nähe realisierter Film über Väter und Söhne» 20 Minuten

«Dieser Film, das ist eine sanfte Warnung, kann Ihre Vorstellung von Musik verletzen. Oder besser: verändern.» Neue Zürcher Zeitung

«Eigenwilliges, ungewöhnliches Künstlerporträt» Filmbulletin

«Zeigt Intimes, das so unverblümt kaum je den Weg auf die Leinwand findet» Cineman

«Auf keinen Fall verpassen!» We Love Aarau Magazin

«Ein einzigartiges filmisches Kunstwerk: mit höchster Präzision verrückt» Der Landbote

 

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