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Zorn I (2010–2016) & Zorn II (2016–2018)

Film still from ZORN. Close-up of John Zorn, musical notes reflected in his glasses.

Tue 12.04.

  • Director

    Mathieu Amalric

  • France / 2016 and 2018
    54 Min. & 59 Min. / DCP / Original version

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

Mathieu Amalric filmed New York saxophonist and composer John Zorn, an avant-garde music star, for twelve years. In 2010, he was supposed to shoot a portrait of Zorn for Arte, but the format dictated by the broadcaster fitted neither him nor Zorn. The relationship between the two of them became a friendship. According to John Zorn, Mathieu Amalric is the only filmmaker he allows backstage. The films are happy to show him during his concerts, like a musical set. They do without interviews or background information, simply showing music being created. (bik)

Funded by:

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