DOCUMENTARIES


AFRICA SHRINE

 
AFRICA SHRINE Written and directed by R. Frydman 90 mn. MK2. TV5 / Arte. Theatrical and DVD

AFRICA SHRINE
Written and directed by R. Frydman
90 mn. MK2. TV5 / Arte. Theatrical and DVD

"DIRECTED BY RAPHAËL FRYDMAN, THIS FILM  CAPTURES THE MOST AUTHENTIC CONCERTS OF AFROBEAT, BEARING WITNESS TO THE FULL STRENGTH OF FEMI KUTI, SON OF LEGENDARY FELA KUTI, in HIS OWN motherland, NIGERIA, IN FRONT OF HIS PUBLIC, ASSUMING HIS FATHER's HERITAGE.

IT IS NOW A "CLASSIC" FOR ALL MUSIC LOVERs.

With music, interviews and street scenes, this film remains, above all, the portrait of a man and a people who are fighting.Such a subtle balance between revolt and sensuality creates the charisma of Femi Kuti, as square as his shoulders, and as open and generous as the heart of Africa.

Africa Shrine is undoubtedly to be reckoned with as one of the finest visiting cards of 21st century Africa, in full disagreement with the obituaries of the western media."


BABYLON'S FEVER

 
MANU CHAO, BABYLON’S FEVER Written and directed by R. Frydman 52 mn. Zone 4. Virgin Music. DVD

MANU CHAO, BABYLON’S FEVER
Written and directed by R. Frydman
52 mn. Zone 4. Virgin Music. DVD

international star Manu Chao, who sold over 15 Millions records, asked Frydman to follow him on Tour. More than 20 countries on the road with Radio Bemba Sound System for a unique and classical insider documentary.

"Frydman likes his camera to move with them, scrutinizing every increasingly wearied face, watching them look out of windows as they traverse yet more space in cars, in the tour bus, on motorbikes. He makes touring look exhausting, and he makes it look terrifying. This is where the Scorsese alphabet comes in: he employs red tints and trails, descends into monochrome and uses any other device that may encourage us to empathise with the performers’ emotions. We begin to feel lost on the tour, uncertain of our location until, finally, we are on a beach, in silence, dawn is breaking, and the lead guitarist informs us: “You’re now in Sardinia”.


GRAVITY AT LAST & LIVE AT THE OLYMPIA

 
LIVE AT THE OLYMPIA Directed by R. FRYDMAN 90mn. DVD. Universal Music / Polydor / Partizan

LIVE AT THE OLYMPIA
Directed by R. FRYDMAN
90mn. DVD. Universal Music / Polydor / Partizan

R. Frydman directed two films for the famous folk / soul artist AYO.

LIVE AT THE OLYMPIA is a creative multi-cam live captation for her special concert on the famous french stage. The film came out in DVD.  It has been celebrated has "Platinium DVD" with over 20 000 DVD sold.

GRAVITY AT LAST is an intimate portray of AYO folioing her step in USA, CARAIBEAN ISLAND, EUROPE for the recording of a second album. It has been released in French National TV (France 2 TV) and other European TV.