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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

Rewind & Play

Alain Gomis

France, Germany

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Director's Biography

Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Alain Gomis studied art history at the Sorbonne. He made his directorial debut with L’Afrance (2002), which won a Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. His film Andalucia (2012) had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Today (2011) was presented in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival and won a Golden Stallion at Fespaco. Gomis returned to the Berlinale in 2017 with Félicité, which won the Grand Jury Prize, went on to take the director’s second Gold Stallion at Fespaco, and was Senegal’s submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Rewind & Play (2022), Gomis’s first documentary film, had its premiere at the Berlinale and went on to win numerous prizes at various film festivals.

French, English
Mon 14 / 21h00 / Musée YSL
Sat 19 / 21h30 / Musée YSL

In the presence of the film crew

In December 1969, Thelonious Monk arrived in Paris. Before his evening concert, he recorded a programme for French television. The rushes that have been preserved show us a rare, close-up Thelonious Monk, who is in the grip of a violent factory of stereotypes from which he tries to escape. The film becomes the intersection of a great artist who would like to exist only for his music and a portrait of a media machine as ridiculous as it is revolting.

Director : Alain Gomis
Producer : Anouk Khélifa, Arnaud Dommerc
Editor : Alain Gomis
Sound : Matthieu Deniau

Production Company : Andolfi, Sphere Films
International Sales : The Party Film Sales


France, Germany






French, English