Where Are You, João Gilberto?


Wo bist Du, João Gilberto?/ Où es tu, João Gilberto?
reż|dir Georges Gachot | CH, FR, DE | 2018 | 107 min
prod|pro Georges Gachot, Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Christoph Menardi, Andreas Atzwanger scen|wr Georges Gachot, Paolo Poloni zdj|ph Stéphane Kuthy muz|mus João Donato mon|ed Julie Pelat ob|cast Max Simonischek, Joao Donato, Miucha, Marcos Valle, Roberto Menescal, Anselmo Rocha dys|dis Doc&Film International


“Where are you, João Gilberto?” sets out in the footsteps of German writer Marc Fischer who obsessively searched for the legendary founding father of Bossa Nova, Brazilian musician João Gilberto, who has not been seen in public for decades. Fischer described his journey in a book “Hobalala” but committed suicide one week before it was published. By taking up Marc Fischer’s quest, following his steps one by one, thanks to all the clues he left us, we pursue João Gilberto to understand the history, the very soul and essence of Bossa Nova. But who can tell whether we will meet him or not?

Georges Gachot (1962) is a French and Swiss dual national. He started his career working in film production for commercials and as a sound assistant. In 1996 he began producing and directing his own films. Gachot received the prestigious "Prix Italia" in 2002 for his portrait of the Argentinean pianist Martha Argerich, Evening Talks and created the first of a trilogy of films about Brazilian music "Maria Bethânia "Musica É Perfume". He became a true enthusiast and specialist of Brazilian music and went on to film two more feature length documentaries there: “Rio Sonata” and “O Samba”. Between 1996 and 2012 he also directed five feature length documentaries about Cambodia.

2018 Wo bist du, João Gilberto?|Where Are You, João Gilberto?|Gdzie jesteś, João Gilberto?
2014 O Samba|O Samba
2010 Rio Sonata: Nana Caymmi| Rio Sonata: Nana Caymmi
2005 Maria Bethânia: Música é Perfume |Maria Bethânia: Música é Perfume
2003 Martha Argerich, conversation nocturne|Martha Argerich, Evening Talks|Martha Argerich, nocne rozmowy

© Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki Dwa Brzegi Kazimierz Dolny Janowiec nad Wisłą
Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow