INGRID CAVEN: MUSIC AND VOICE

A film by Bertrand Bonello
2012, 95 minutes
No. 306
Documentary


INGRID CAVEN: MUSIC AND VOICE
$375.00
Description
Bertrand Bonello seized on the idea of making a cinematic tribute to Ingrid Caven when he first heard her sing at the Cité de la Musique in Paris, but the portrait he eventually made finds her exploring a more expansive range of performance styles and moods.

A former member of R.W. Fassbinder’s cinematic troupe—the two were married for a brief stretch in the 1970s—and the ostensible subject of a fictional biography by Jean-Jacques Schuhl, Caven spends Bonello’s movie singing a rich repertoire of songs, some of them traditional ballads, others non-verbal, and still others verging on abstract performance art. Ingrid Caven: Music and Voice is a showcase for a truly sui generis musician—a sort of cabaret singer for the 21st century—and a respectful tribute to one artist from another.

Festivals
Official Selection, Locarno International Film Festival
Official Selection, São Paulo International Film Festival
Official Selection, New York Film Festival
Official Selection, Viennale

Reviews
"Bonello’s film is a model of what all filmed concerts should be: respectful of the artiste’s performance but also of the viewer, in order to convey the emotions of the audience and the feeling on stage." -Olivier Père, Pardo Live