To my Western eye,I found "Trances" a difficult watch.However,in these difficult times,it is more important then ever to understand each other and our various ways!Perhaps culture(in particular film and music)is one way we can do this.The film focuses on Nass-El Ghiwane a group of Moroccan musicians,who through traditional trance music,poetry and theatre, express Moroccan culture,history and politics.Worth a watch.
There are not too many other music documentaries so focused on the music & yet so beautifully situated in context (sociopolitical, ethno-musicological, personal). Amidst the music of social protest, all the security guards; amidst the expression of popular yearning, the need to hire a copyright lawyer. In the dialectic between profession & self-expression, between change & tradition, the music finds itself & us
Ho avuto poco tempo per vedere terminare il film ma dai primi 10 minuti sono rimasto estasiato. Amo la musica africana e maghrebina in particolare la trovo trascinante e appassionante. Consiglio la visione a tutti quelli che come me amano il cinema e la musica.
An excellent restoration. Watched this on my big screen LCD last night using my Playstation 3 hooked up to an A/V receiver and the image was very film-like. By the way, this is an excellent way to watch movies on Auteurs, instead of using laptops or PCs. Kudos to World Cinema Foundation. Rezaul Hasan