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8.2
/10
3,035 Ratings

Junun

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
United States, 2015
Documentary, Music

Synopsis

Paul Thomas Anderson joined Jonny Greenwood and Israeli musician, composer and poet Shye Ben Tzur on a trip to Rajasthan, where they were hosted by the Maharaja of Jodhpur. In the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort, Greenwood and the musicians of the Rajasthan Express worked on Ben Tzur’s album.

Our take

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.

Junun Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
What Anderson has crafted is one of the most beautiful (and beautiful-looking) tributes to artistic collaboration, which he presents not only as the ideal form of creative expression, but as a microcosm of utopian cooperation.
November 02, 2015
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Junun might be hard to classify, it can’t be pigeonholed as a music doco or a travel diary, but as a freeing filmic experiment from one of the most interesting filmmakers working today, it’s very much worth the hour-long commitment. To quote Jonny Greenwood’s first words captured on camera in Junun: well played.
October 16, 2015
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The film feels like a relaxed opportunity for Anderson to play in a congenial, unstressed setting… This non-major-work is an opportunity to revive and revise past styles, a chance to look forward a bit, and a no-pressure space to experiment.
October 08, 2015
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