Paris, 1978. Ana is frustrated by writing jingles for commercials. She wants to write her own songs, but everything she writes sounds stale and old. All this changes when a friend brings her a new electronic gadget, one of the first beatboxes to be imported into France. In a male-dominated industry, Ana uses her electronic gadgets to make herself heard, creating a new sound that will mark the decades to come.
Marc Collin is a French musician, film music composer and record producer. He is known as the founder, with Olivier Libaux, of the project Nouvelle Vague, the band internationally known for performing new wave and punk songs, from 80s, in a bossa nova style. Collin has worked on several film soundtracks, notably that of Les Kidnappeurs (Graham Guit, 1998), White Wall (James Boss, 2010) and Dessau Dancers (Jan Martin Scharf, 2014), among the others. The Shock of the Future is his first feature film.
Le choc du futur (The Shock of the Future, 2019)
“I thought it would be a great opportunity to talk about how to do music, how to express yourself, and how it is to struggle to make it happen. […] The story happens in the 70s but, either way, it could have happened now. The sound Ana is doing is the same kind of sound we are listening to now. It’s really this idea that in the 70s, they had invented the sound of the future. It was a big revolution, and the sound of all music that is being recorded and produced now comes from this era, as well as from musique concrète in the 50s.”
LE CHOC DU FUTUR
Francia/France, 2019, 84’, col.
THE SHOCK OF THE FUTURE
regia, musica/director, music
Marc Collin, Elina Gakou-Gomba
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Alma Jodorowsky (Ana), Philippe Rebbot, Laurent Papot (Paul), Elli Medeiros (Tatiana), Clara Luciani, Teddy Melis, Corine
Nicolas Jourdier, Gaëlle Ruffier, Marc Collin
Nebo Productions, The Perfect Kiss Films, Sogni Vera Films