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93'

France, 1987

Production : Agav films

Programmed by Sylvain Bich

English

French



Music



Synopsis


During a tour to promote their ‘Revenge’ album, Eurythmics performed in Japan. For Dave Stewart (guitarist) and Annie Lennox (singer), it was a genuine culture shock: the world of sound as it is cultivated in Japan, both brutal and highly sophisticated in its traditional expression.

Tënk's opinion


Long panther coat, bleached hair, ghetto-blaster on the shoulder and synthesisers - there’s no doubt about it, we’re back in the 1980s. As he follows Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart on their Japanese tour, Amos Gitaï offers us much more than a simple chronicle on touring musicians; he casts a critical gaze on the position of the West with regards to a different culture and the dangers of trivialising it. Over long sequences, the two musicians, who seem genuinely fascinated by Japanese culture, appear very often like bulls in a china shop, finally paying little attention to their hosts.
The excellent work of the chief camerawoman, Nurith Aviv, is also worthy of note on concert shots, filmed camera on the shoulder in sequence shots, perfectly embracing the group’s performances.
‘Brand New Day’ is a two-headed film that offers us an insight into the cultural, and therefore political challenges of its time.


Sylvain Bich
Film projectionist

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