If cinema, over a century after its birth, still seems a new art form, this applies even more to sixty-year-old Rock. Even more than cinema, since its inception it has been imbued with a formidable power to disrupt and, forthe young, embodies an amazing sound box capable of shaking up the established order.
A vector for protest, Rock is also a breeding-ground for artistic experimentation, constantly exploring new territories. Like cinema, it uses a language that transcends borders, an international and militant voice. Rock and cinema are undoubtedly the closest artistic expressions to have emerged in the 20th century.
An ode to hope in times of war, Scream for me Sarajevo retraces the improbable concert given by Iron Maiden in 1994, at the height of their notoriety, and during the incessant bombing.
Soviet Hippies takes us back to the astonishing period in the 1970s when Estonian youth risked everything to breach the iron curtain and live out the dream of Anglo-Saxon counter culture in Brezhnev’s fiercely repressive Soviet Union.
Finally, The Last Band in Lebanon, comic heir to M.A.S.H and How I won the War, presents a rock group unintentionally caught up in the quagmire of the Israeli- Lebanese conflict, with only their instruments and naivety with which to defend themselves.
When guitars defy the canons, cinema becomes Rock!
THE LAST BAND IN LEBANON, by Itzik KRICHELI, Ben BACHAR (2016) - Israel
SCREAM FOR ME SARAJEVO, by Tarik HODZIC (2017) - Bosnia and Herzegovina
SOVIET HIPPIES, by Terje TOOMISTU (2017) - Estonia