PJ Harvey – A Dog called Money

A film by Seamus Murphy. In English with German subtitles.

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A child curious­ly pres­ses its face against the win­dow of a car in which British musi­ci­an PJ Harvey and pho­to­jour­na­list and film­ma­ker Seamus Murphy are sit­ting. They are in Kabul, Afghanistan, one of three desti­na­ti­ons to which they are tra­vel­ling; the others are Kosovo and Washington, D.C. Harvey is sear­ching for inspi­ra­ti­on; coll­ec­ting impres­si­ons and words, obser­ving, lis­tening and absor­bing. Her thoughts can be heard in voice-over. Hers is the chro­nic­le of a stran­ger who­se atten­ti­ve gaze is direc­ted towards the rea­li­ty of ever­y­day life in the places she visits. Inspiration turns into poet­ry, which gives rise to songs for her album ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’. Back in London, Harvey records the­se songs with her band in a pur­po­se-built stu­dio which ser­ves as a kind of peep­show, its one-way win­dow allo­wing inte­res­ted audi­en­ces to obser­ve the process.
Seamus Murphy trans­po­ses Harvey’s search for inspi­ra­tio­nal mate­ri­al and her inti­ma­te crea­ti­ve pro­cess into an impres­si­ve­ly poe­tic mon­ta­ge that never once dive­sts the musi­ci­an of her enig­ma­tic aura. A Dog Called Money mer­ges the filmmaker’s and the musician’s visi­ons in an extra­or­di­na­ry symbiosis.


IR/GB 2019, 90 Min., engl. OmU
Regie, Buch: Seamus Murphy
Kamera: Seamus Murphy
Montage: Sebastian Gollek
mit: PJ. Harvey


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