CineSonic joins a line-up of some of the coolest Dutch film festivals for La Notte – Nacht van de andere film. As part of the first edition of this new festival that marks the grand re-opening of KINO Rotterdam, CineSonic will organise a new original film concert on the 11th of November: Rotterdam’s legendary electronic ambient band CHI Factory (aka CHI) will present their new score for the Argentinian cult film LA ANTENA.
Esteban Sapir | Argentina | 2007 | 100 min
In the middle of a long, harsh winter, a whole city has been left without a voice. Mr. TV, a ruthless businessman, is the owner of the sole television channel of the city, as well as of an extensive chain of products that bear his personal seal. In secret, he is implementing a sinister plan to subjugate all of the inhabitants of the city forever more.
Directed by Argentinian director Esteban Sapir, ‘La Antena’ is an award-winning retro-futuristic thriller. With gorgeous visuals and set design, this highly stylized cinematic gem draws on film noir and German Expressionism to create a vivid blend of fairy tale and political allegory.
“Visually beautiful, mentally stimulating, and thoroughly haunting” ★★★★ – Eye for Film
“This wonderfully original little film is filled with tacit menace and ominous symbolism; it’s a work of curious and unsettling beauty.”★★★★ – Times UK
Dutch ambient collective CHI was formed by Jacobus Derwort and Hanyo van Oosterom in the early 80s. Their original sound was the result of field recordings and mysterious meditation sessions in the caves around of mystical rock “The Kallikatsou” on the island of Patmos, Greece. Joined by Willem Cramer and Michel Banabila, CHI released their first legendary ambient cassette ‘The Original Recordings’ in 1983. The tape became almost immediately a sought-after collector’s item but just a few years later, in 1987, the band ceases to exist. Nearly twenty years later, in February 2016, the British label Astral Industries re-released ‘The Original Recordings’. The album was welcomed by great critical response and the great reception prompted a reunion of the band under a new name, CHI Factory. Twenty-three years after their formation, one of the most legendary Dutch ambient electronic bands are back!
This collaboration with CineSonic and La Notte marks the first film re-scoring for CHI Factory.
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