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Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris, the Report

Bon Iver on vocals, Fucked Up screaming, Real Estate fantasizing about Outkast, Dirty Beaches happy & Pantha du Prince in the dark… We filmed the entire Pitchfork Music Festival and turned it into a documentary. Here it is.

When Pitchfork’s people contacted us about their Parisian festival, they asked us to do a series of Take Aways Shows. Quite obvious… and from Wild Beasts to Real Estate through to Dirty Beaches (published soon), Colin and François performed a beautiful series of film.

But it would have been a shame just to do only that. Why not document everything? Shoot a film over the entire three days? It was another challenge: preparing contracts, connecting our machines with the sounds engineers’ equipment on site, running from box to box, sitting down for five minutes for an interview and then rushing to film a set live from the stage, messing about with a band, begging another one, covering the huge show of Bon Iver with three cams…

Then editing the 11 hours shot.

This is the result. They asked us for 10 minutes, David made it in 35. There were a lot of things to show.

Well, yes. Fucked Up’s singer has a pretty…physical way to show his enthusiasm…

Translated by Johanna Burgos