Beldocs brings attractive music documentaries

This year’s jubilee 15. Beldocs, which takes place from 11 to 18 May, brings attractive music documentaries that bring the audience together through a love of music and top films. Beldocs has traditionally paid special attention to music films, which provide visitors to this festival with a unique enjoyment of top music, evoked with the help of an innovative and authentic film approach.

Nick Cave: At least I know that’s true (This Much I Know to Be True), is a documentary by Andrew Dominik, and is shown at Beldocs after its premiere at the Berlinale. The film focuses on the creative and friendly relationship between Nick Cave and his longtime collaborator Warren Ellis, while reviving songs from their last two studio albums – Ghosteen (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds) and Carnage (Nick Cave & Warren Ellis). Dominic’s emotional and powerful documentary brings us closer to a new, optimistic phase in Nick Cave’s work. The space between the songs illuminates the cosmology and themes of this music, with visits to the workshop where Cave creates a series of sculptures depicting the life of the devil, in fact a portrait of all of us as we move from innocence to experience, align with the world and its loss. faced with their own mortality.

Rewind&Play directed by Alen Gomis (Alain Gomis)which will have its regional premiere as part of the selection Meteors, is the story of American jazz musician and pianist Telonius Monk (Thelonious Monk), one of the leading artists for the development of modern jazz in the early forties of the twentieth century. Gomis takes us back to 1969 with his music documentary, showing an unbroadcast, controversial Monk interview recorded before his performance in Paris. Rewind&Play through the portrait of this great artist, he shows the cover-up of his struggle against stereotypical frameworks, as well as the dark face of the media machinery in all its cruelty.

Italo Disco. The brilliant sound of the 80s (Italo Disco. The Sparkling Sound of the 80s), a German-Italian documentary, it is a kind of artistic time machine through the musical universe of an era. Director Alessandro Melacini (Alessandro Melazzini) using documentary material, precise research and lighting of leading figures of that time, he talks about Italo Disc, a musical-sociological phenomenon that originated in Italy and then developed in Germany, which surpassed dance music and permeated the whole society. Melacini’s film brings to the audience the vibration of music in a space that is both commercial and futuristic – both through archival footage and conversations with artists and prominent figures from the 1980s – revealing the sparkling sound that then made the whole planet dance.

Enio Morikone (Ennio)Oscar winner Giuseppe Tornatore (Giuseppe Tornatore), is a documentary film dedicated to the recently deceased conductor and composer, author of the most important film music, whose early oeuvre includes symphonic and chamber music. The film through archival footage and interviews that Tornatore made with Morricone’s collaborators, all the greats of world cinema, including Oliver Stone (Oliver Stone)Quentin Tarantino (Quentin Tarantino), Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani) and Bernadro Bertolucci (Bernardo Bertolucci), shows the artistic path of this magical musician. In Tornatore’s film, Morricone is not only a transcendental, divine creator of immense talent, but also a person adorned with true humanity.

Jubilee 15th International Documentary Film Festival Beldocs 2022, which will be held from 11 to 18 May at seven locations in Belgrade, will premiere in our country more than 100 documentaries in 12 program units. Tickets are on sale online, via the site

The festival was supported by: European Union through the Creative Europe MEDIA program, Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, Secretariat for Culture of Belgrade, Film Center of Serbia, Film Center of Greece, Film Center of Montenegro, Danish Film Institute, Embassies of Australia, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland , Goethe Institute, Austrian Cultural Forum, Italian Cultural Center, French Institute, UN Women, OSCE Mission to Serbia, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Sasha Marchetta Foundation, Al Jazeera Balkans, DOX TV, ORION Telecom.

O Beldocs-u

Beldocs, one of leading international documentary film festivals in this part of Europe, it is held every year in May in Belgrade. Founded in 2008, it is divided into 12 program units, and organizes over 100 premiere screenings every year, during the eight days of the festival, which are shown at more than 7 locations. The Beldocs Festival awards 6 prizes in four competition programs.

In addition to film screenings, he organizes panels and Master Class lectures, and within the Industry activities at the workshops, cash prizes are awarded for the development of future films. Every year, it brings together over 150 international experts in the audiovisual industry, authors and producers. More than 200 partners in Serbia, the region and Europe support the work of the Beldocs Film Festival. A creative team of over 20 members is organizing the Beldocs Festival, including experts in film, design and the arts. Since 2017, Beldocs has been a partner in European projects: #europeanfilmchallenge, AVA Doc, Moving Cinema and a member of the European Documentary Association. More information at

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