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WHERE ARE YOU, JOÃO GILBERTO?

by Georges Gachot

synopsis

Where are you, João Gilberto? sets out in the footsteps of German writer Marc Fischer who obsessively searched for the legendary founding father of Bossa Nova, Brazilian musician João Gilberto, who has not been seen in public for decades. Fischer described his journey in a book, Hobalala, but committed suicide one week before it was published. By taking up Marc Fischer's quest, following his steps one by one, thanks to all the clues he left us, we pursue João Gilberto to understand the history, the very soul and essence of Bossa Nova. But who can tell whether we will meet him or not?

international title: Where Are You, João Gilberto?
original title: Where Are You, João Gilberto?
country: Switzerland, France, Germany
sales agent: Doc & Film International
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Georges Gachot
film run: 107'
screenplay: Georges Gachot, Paolo Poloni
cast: João Gilberto
cinematography by: Stéphane Kuthy
film editing: Julie Pelat
music: João Donato
producer: Andreas Atzwanger, Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Georges Gachot, Christoph Menardi, Torben Struck
production: Idéale Audience, NEOS Film GmbH & Co.KG, Georges Gachot (CH)
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