Belfast Film Festival

12th – 21st April 2018

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Junun

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

The Maharaja of Jodhpur, India hosts Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, Nigel Godrich, Paul Thomas Anderson and a dozen Indian musicians. A Second Chance Cinema presentation.

The team assembles a makeshift studio at the Maharaja’s Fort, and over the following three weeks create the joyous collaboration that becomes the music and film of Junun (madness of love). Junun is a cross-cultural, cross religious meeting point between the mystical Islam of Sufi, Qawwali, and Rajasthani Gypsy musicians interwoven with devotional poetries in Urdu, Hebrew, and Hindi. Composed by Shye Ben Tzur, an Israeli musician and poet who lived for 15 years in India, the music was crafted and shaped by the influences of Jonny Greenwood and Nigel Godrich, and captured on film by Paul Thomas Anderson. The results deliver the close camaraderie of artistic collaboration and a sonic, visual and sensory experience that will intrigue and capture your imagination.