United Kingdom 2016, 112 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
When an exciting young indie rock group like Wolf Alice goes on tour, anything can happen. That’s why famed director Michael Winterbottom peppered his documentary with actors, and gave them a dramatic, romantic, erotic plot to act out. The result blurs the line between fiction and documentary. As the band members, road crew, and fans encounter the characters, as portrayed by the actors, the result is a kind of honesty and openness that could probably never have happened in a traditional interview format. Wolf Alice’s energetic live performances, crisp acoustic sets, and rousing rehearsals, prove that even in 2017, London is still capable of producing great music.
Previous Festivals: Berlinale, SXSW, BFI London Film Festival
Production: Melissa Parmenter, Anthony Wilcox
Production Company: Revolution Films
Script & Editing: Marc Richardson
Cinematography: James Clarke
Born in Blackburn, UK in 1961, after taking a degree in English at Oxford University he studied film and television in Bristol and London and then worked on numerous TV productions. His work first featured in the Berlinale in 1995 when Butterfly Kiss screened in the Competition. In 2003 he won the Golden Bear for In This World; in 2006 he and co-director Mat Whitecross won the Silver Bear for Best Director with The Road to Guantanamo. He was most recently at the Berlinale in 2013 with The Look of Love.
1994 Butterfly Kiss 1996 Jude 1997 Welcome to Sarajevo 1998 I Want You 1999 Wonderland · With or Without You 2000 The Claim 2002 24 Hour Party People · In This World 2003 Code 46 2004 9 Songs · A Cock and Bull Story 2006 The Road to Guantanamo; Co-director: Mat Whitecross 2008 Genova 2009 The Shock Doctrine; documentary film, Co-director: Mat Whitecross 2010 The Killer Inside Me · The Trip 2011 Trishna 2012 The Look of Love 2016 On the Road