UPDATE 2: COMPLAINTS CHOIR FILM PREMIERES AT COPENHAGEN DOC-FILMFESTIVAL
Moaners of all nations, unite in song!
"What are you complaining about? This is the question that two Finnish artists have journeyed out to ask people in all four corners of the world in documentary director Ada Bligaard Søby's docu-musical. Their aim is not to pour salt in the wounds of the world's grumpy complainers, but to let everyone vent their dissatisfaction about everything from parking fines to climate change in a liberating chorus of whining harmonies. We are taken to places such as Chicago and Singapore, and even if the cultures vary, it's obvious that complaining is a basic human trait, and it is tackled with a deadpan approach by the two Finns. Ada Bligaard Søby has, in a short space of time, made her mark as an original new name in the Danish film world, among other things with last year's poetic New York postcard 'Black Heart'. With 'Complaints Choir' she is adding a promising first feature to her resume."
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UPDATE: COMPLAINTS CHOIR FILM PREVIEW AT SWEDISH TELEVISION SVT
The film airs on Swedish Television SVT Channel 2 on JULY 31 at 20:00 and AUGUST 2 at 13:50. It will be additionally shown on SVT Europa 31 july 23:10 and 3 August 14:45.
SOON TO BE RELEASED: DOCUMENTARY FILM ABOUT COMPLAINTS CHOIRS WORLDWIDE
COMPLAINTS CHOIR is a funny yet thought provoking documentary (56 min) following the worldwide Complaints Choir art project by the Finnish artist couple Tellervo & Oliver Kalleinen.
The film centers on both artists and choir members during the making of Complaints Choirs in Chicago, Singapore and beyond. Also the film goes outside the art project, in real life as well as online on YouTube, to drum up odd and beautiful tales of complaining.
The film delves on the questions; what is complaining? Why do so many people spend so much energy on it? Is it bad for your mind or is it really a basic manner of communication serving the purpose of emotional relief? And ultimately, what happens if people in a society are not at all allowed to complain?
In a form that balances straightforward storytelling with a more kaleidoscopic style and catches the fascination and lunacy behind the fantastic Complaints Choir idea, COMPLAINTS CHOIR investigates into a phenomena that seems to be binding us all together.
Directed by: Ada Bligaard Søby
Original score by: Trentemøller
Produced by: Fine & Mellow A/S
Co-produced by: Kinotar Oy and Smog Veil Records
The film is made independently from the Complaints Choir art project but with invaluable help and assistance from the artists and many complainers around the world.