Archive of films Sparks Brothers / The Sparks Brothers

United Kingdom / USA
2021, 141 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2021

How can a rock band be both successful and underappreciated, highly influential and overlooked? Sparks – brothers Ron and Russell Mael – have always loved pop and also rule over it with a sense of perspective. A film for cultural historians and fans of camp: a celebration of fifty years of existence in a manic cinematic extravagance.


A film full of absurdity, since pop music itself is absurd. Few bands can celebrate fifty years of existence with a manic cinematic extravagance full of wild techniques and fun facts that also reflects their unique experience of five decades on the scene. Sparks – i.e., Ron and Russell Mael – are as unpredictable as they are fascinating. The history and views of these founders of art pop are presented in a manic film full of cultural references and archival associations. Edgar Wright (Baby Driver) has come up with a madcap work that is nevertheless profoundly melancholic and with a deep message. Sparks has been rightfully called “your favorite band’s favorite band.”

Pavel Klusák

About the director

Edgar Wright

Edgar Wright (1974, Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom). Selected filmography: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Baby Driver (2017), The Sparks Brothers (2021), Last Night in Soho (2021).


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About the film

Color, Black & White, DCP

Section: Horizons
Director: Edgar Wright
Screenplay: Edgar Wright
Dir. of Photography: Jake Polonsky
Editor: Paul Trewartha
Art Director: Ves Philippi
Producer: Nira Park, Edgar Wright
Production: MRC
Coproduction: Complete Fiction
Sales: Focus Features
Distributor: CinemArt, a.s.

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