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In December 1969 the jazz musician Thelonious Monk was filmed before a concert in Paris by a crew from French television – and found himself confronted by distressing repetition and stereotypes. What did Monk do? He gave a taciturn response, held his peace – and played the piano. Archive footage shows a sensitive and exceptional artist and a person who lives entirely for his music. Monika Haas
Sound: Matthieu DENIAU. Editing: Alain GOMIS. Music: THELONIOUS S. MONK. Production: Andolfi, Sphere Films. Producer: Arnaud Dommerc. Length: 65 min. International Sales: Andolfi / Sphere Films in association with The Party Film Sales Distribution: Die Gesellschaft DGS.
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French-Senegalese director Alain Gomis studied film and art history at the Sorbonne. After video and short films, he made his first feature film L'AFRANCE in 2002, which won the Silver Leopard at Locarno.
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