Indie singer songwriter Jose Gonzalez - don't let the name fool you,
he's Swedish - has followed an unlikely path to become one of the
darlings of the music scene. A sort of modern Nick Drake, Gonzalez was
charting a career path as low key as his music until the day came that
Sony decided to use one of his songs in a global ad campaign. And, boom,
an international star was born. A painstaking, meticulous writer,
Gonzalez takes his time between albums to make sure everything is
exactly right and now Swedish documentary The Extraordinary Ordinary
Life Of Jose Gonzalez
offers an intimate look at his creative
Having recently premiered at Sweden's Goteborg Film Festival a
trailer - fully English subtitled - has just arrived and it's a charmer.
The use of animation is a surprisingly playful touch. Check it below.
With a combination of video diary, surveillance
camera, concert and tour footage as well as animations the filmmakers
Mikel Cee Karlsson and Fredrik Egerstrand have followed one of Sweden's
most interesting artists José González. The film was shot over a three
year period on location in Sweden, Japan, Singapore, United States,
South Africa, England, Chile and Argentina.
In the film we follow José González through intimate and unique scenes
shot during work with the long-awaited second album In our nature. In
his studio, at home and on tour. Through a diary, based on personal
voice recordings we follow his everyday reflections. Thoughts on the
photons way from the sun to our eyes, Darwinism, the struggle to write
songs. The diary gives us un exclusive insight into one persons attempt
to manage and understand his own existence..
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