• Rewind & Play

    Rewind & Play

    with Thelonius Monk

    .
  • Rewind & Play

    Rewind & Play

    with Thelonius Monk

    .
  • Rewind & Play

    Rewind & Play

    with Thelonius Monk

    .
  • Rewind & Play

    Rewind & Play

    with Thelonius Monk

    .

Rewind & Play

with Thelonius Monk

a film by Alain Gomis

Rewind & Play

France, Germany | 2022 | 65:00 min

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Documentary Music film
Synopsis
December 1969, Thelonious Monk in Paris.

Before his evening concert, he records a programme for French television. The rushes show a Thelonious Monk who is in the grip of the violent factory of stereotypes from which he tries to escape.
The film becomes the crossing of this great artist, who would like to exist only for his music. And the portrait in hollow of a media machine as ridiculous as it is revolting.
Here is the machine in action. Deconstructing these rushes as phantasms. To see the factory of caricatures at work. Deaf, smiling, ambiguous, admiring and sickening. To hold the microphone without listening, to marvel without seeing. Trying to overturn the point of view.
Here is Thelonious going through the ordeal, at work, as if he had landed on a strange planet, where a portrait is being made that he cannot do anything about. Tired by the years spent undergoing this painful exercise.
Fortunately, he plays, and in doing so, he makes more than anything else be said.

“It brings tears to my eyes when I see the shit that my father was going through” T.S Monk Jr.

[72 Berlinale FORUM]
Festivals/Awards
2022
72 Berlinale – FORUM
CPH:DOX SOUND & VISION
29 Hot Docs Toronto
37 DOK.fest Munich
Cast and Crew
  • Director Alain Gomis
  • Editor Alain Gomis
  • Sound Matthieu Deniau
Original Languages

French

English

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