Archive of films Forest & Ink: Music Videos 2005 / Les & tuš: Videoklipy 2005

various countries
2005, 90 min

Section: 2005: A Musical Odyssey
Year: 2005

A current selection of international music videos spanning an arc from California to Iceland: the new wave of acoustic ‘raw’ musicians (with a punk bonus), with contributions from filmmakers Michel Gondry and Harmony Korine.


Over the last two years, the international independent scene has taken a surprising interest in musicians who perform with the starkest of backup: on their own with an acoustic instrument. Californian singer Devendra Banhart or singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom, accompanying herself on the harp, find themselves the focus of world interest in these new ‘raw’ musicians. The term reflects music-makers who provide relief from artificially produced pop music and from the ubiquitous technological sounds of electronic music. In watching these videos, we gradually discover that we don’t get to see any urban backdrop. The environment which keeps appearing is the forest: idyllic, fanciful, independent of man, in the case of Jaga Jazzist, with a Lynchian mystery and strength. The clips also mark a return to animated drawing. It is noteworthy that renowned filmmakers (Michel Gondry, Harmony Korine) were soon attracted to this new scene. This select collection of music videos is a special project to mark the 40th Karlovy Vary IFF.

Les & tuš: Videoklipy 2005
Program projekce

1 Devendra Banhart – At The Hop (XL Recordings)
2 Bonnie Prince Billy – Horses  (Domino Rec.)
3 Emiliana Torrini – Heartstopper (Rough Trade Rec.)
4 Animal Collective – Who Could Win A Rabbit (Fat Cat Records)
5 Iron & Wine – Naked As We Came (Sub Pop)
6 The Album Leaf – On Your Way (Sub Pop)
7 Jaga Jazzist – All We Know Is Tonight (Ninja Tune)
8 Sleater-Kinney – Entertain (Sub Pop)
9 Low – California  (Sub Pop)
10 M. I. A. – Sunshowers (XL Recordings)
11 The Willowz - I Wonder (Rex Records / XL Recordings)
12 Bonnie Prince Billy- Queen Of Sorrow (Domino Rec.)
13 Emiliana Torrini – Sunnyroad (Rough Trade Rec.)
14 Manitoba -  Yeti (Leaf Label)
15 Múm – Green Grass of Tunnel (Fat Cat Records)
16 Múm – Will The Summer Make Good... (Fat Cat Records)
17 Antony & The Johnsons – Hope There‘s Someone (Rough Trade Rec.)
18 Four Tet – Smile Around The Face (Domino Rec.)
19 Colleen – The Happy Sea (Leaf Label)
20 Devendra Banhart – A Ribbon (XL Recordings)
21 Mugison – I Want You  (Accidental Rec.)

About the director

Michel Gondry, Harmony Korine, Terri Timely, Danny Perez, Lasse Gretland, among others. Video clips created by various directors, from major figures in modern cinematography (Michel Gondry for the song by Devendra Banhart), to friends and relatives of the musicians themselves (the grandparents’ golden wedding anniversary as a video by Iceland’s Mugison).

About the film

Color, DVD

Section: 2005: A Musical Odyssey
Director: různí režiséři / various directors

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