Sunday 18 October 2015 ore 14:30

Junun by and with Paul Thomas Anderson

MAXXI Auditorium
Screening for accredited visitors

The 10th Rome Film Fest comes back as a great party. For ten days, the building designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano will be its centre but not only. The Fest will involve the rest of the Capital city and the MAXXI museum as well.

by Paul Thomas Anderson
(United States, 2015, 54′)

Spring 2015: the Maharaja of Jodhpur, India, hosts Shye Ben Tzur, ?Jonny Greenwood, Nigel Godrich, Paul Thomas Anderson and a dozen Indian musicians. The team assembles a makeshift studio at the Maharaja’s Fort, and over the following three weeks create the joyous collaboration that becomes the music and film of Junun (madness of love). Junun is a cross-cultural, cross- religious meeting point between the mystical Islam of Sufi, Qawwali, and Rajasthani Gypsy musicians, interwoven with devotional poetry in Urdu, Hebrew, and Hindi. Composed by Shye Ben Tzur, an Israeli musician and poet who lived for 15 years in India, the music was crafted and shaped by the influences of Jonny Greenwood and Nigel Godrich, and captured on film by Paul Thomas Anderson. The results convey the close camaraderie of artistic collaboration and deliver a sonic, visual and sensory experience that will intrigue and capture your imagination.

Event part of Official Selection at the Rome Film Fest.

other events of the Festa del cinema di Roma 2015 cycle