A journey with Jonny Greenwood on a trip to Rajasthan where Greenwood and the director are hosted by the Maharaja of Jodhpur is documented. Their final destination, the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort, presents Greenwood and Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur as they record an album together.
Featuring Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, Israeli musician Shye Ben Tzur, and amazing Indian artists, Paul Thomas Anderson’s one-of-a-kind documentary is an intimate, eclectic, multi-cultural, multi-musical journey. Prepare to be uplifted.
Film as musical hypnotism. The movie features very little dialogue, and doesn’t feature a real narrative structure or story. Instead it taps you into the rhythm and groove of Jonny Greenwood and the Indian musical artists entrancing sound, carrying you through the film until you reach the end not evening realizing nearly an hour has past. Beautiful and inventive, and wholly mesmerizing.
JUNUN is a stunning exploration into music, without all the crap.
Remember Baraka, how it wanted to be deep & shit & people who used the word “Universe” in a sentence told you it was amazing. Well it wasnt. It was ok, but felt like a screen saver.
JUNUN does to me what the universe hippies said Baraka did to them. It makes me feel alive.
It could be better shot, but that is kinda the appeal of this piece of gold.
aamir bhiyani. holy smokes. worth watching the film (the movie parts were pretty shallow portraits with poor translations and it seems unfortunate because the shallow portraits really convey more of a stereotype) for the music alone. have watched it 4 times for the music alone. amazing music. wanted more of the people and better translations.
Overwhelms the senses in the most exhilarating way. While I found all of the music enchanting, I was especially fond of the evening session when Chugge Khan incorporated the morsing/mouth harp. I can't wait to get my hands on the stand alone soundtrack.
A care-free look at meeting cultures. An endearing contemplation on a kind of musical friendship. Not so much a greatly informing film, but when you like the filmmaker or musicians, it's a wonderful companion piece to the upcoming album.
Beautiful music. Paul Thomas Anderson's first documentary is a must see for any fan of his. It is absorbing to see Greenwood and Godrich in a film helping Shye Ben Tzur on his new album. Anderson's camerawork is shaky at some points, but that just adds on to the raw power that this documentary has. A true work of art.
Beautiful digitally shot film by PT Anderson. It rings true to his directorial style with the distinct panning shots as fulfilled on film by his regular DP Robert Elswit. Call me a biased Anderson fan, but Junun breathes music; a documentary that fits perfectly into his filmography.