DANCE FIGHT LOVE DIE - With Mikis Theodorakis on the Road
A film by Asteris Kutulas
with the music of Mikis Theodorakis
A clip-style journal. 60 bits of music. 60 stories. 1 anti-romance. The most extraordinary film about musical anarchist Mikis Theodorakis.
Ein clipartiges Notebook. 60 mal Musik. 60 Stories. 1 Anti-Romanze. Ein ungewöhnlicher Film über den musikalischen Anarchisten Mikis Theodorakis.
DANCE FIGHT LOVE DIE is an exuberant visual epic; a clip-style, poetic road movie; an associative film collage firmly focused on the cosmos of composer Mikis Theodorakis (Z, THE CANTO GENERAL, SERPICO, ZORBA THE GREEK). A standout artist who was shaped by – and shaped – a dramatic century, inspired millions around the world and became the ingenious enfant terrible of recent European musical history.
A constant at Theodorakis’ side, director Asteris Kutulas captured countless moments of the composer’s life from 1987 to 2017: 3 decades, 4 continents, 100 locations, 600 hours of footage.
For this exceptional film, Kutulas spliced extremely personal moments with treasures from the archives, documental recordings with humorously grotesque fiction – and Theodorakis’ own music with fresh reinterpretations by many, mostly young, artists adding a rock, classical, electro or rap spin to the master’s compositions.
An 87-minute musical extravaganza, very few words.
DANCE FIGHT LOVE DIE a film about Inspiration, Eros and Thanatos