You don’t know what you got until you’ve lost it. A statement I couldn’t agree with more right now. My Internet has been down for a week now and immediately I feel like I’ve been thrown back to the Middle Ages where I’m too busy hunting for food to be writing for the blog. Luckily the power is now switched back so the neighbor’s dog can come out of hiding.
Last week I spent most of my days at Stockholm Film Festival. Watching films and trying to stay alive in this cold weather we’re having now. I can’t help feeling that the film Day After Tomorrow is loosely based on the Swedish weather around Christmas.
One of the most interesting and original film I saw during the festival was a film called Sound Of Noise. It marks the feature film debut of filmmakers Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjärne Nilsson. The film which is inspired by their own short film, Music For One Apartment And Six Drummers, is all about music in its purest form.
A bunch of people do whatever they can to create a masterpiece of sound and for this they are branded terrorists. They run from the police at the same time as they have to complete their work, named Sound Of Noise.
The film has been bouncing around festivals for quite some time now and has picked up several awards. To name drop a few I can tell you it picked up the Young Critics Award and The Golden Rail Award at Cannes. It also won awards in Lübeck, Germany, Austin, USA and it nabbed both the Audience Award and the Free Spirit Award at Warsawa Film Festival. The film is covered in love in other words.
I found the film really original and I had a smile on my face the first 30 minutes of the film because I really had never seen anything like this before. It truly is one of a kind. However, after these 30 minutes you just kind of wait until the next piece of music begin because the story itself is as flat as a drums high hat. The acting could be tuned a little better as well but all in all the Sound Of Noise is a sound I think most people will take in and like, even if it’s only for a couple of minutes.
Here is the short film that Sound Of Noise is based on:
Trailer for Sound Of Noise: