Shot over the course of three years, on location in Sweden, Japan, Singapore, United States, South Africa, England, Chile and Argentina, using a combination of video diary, surveillance camera, concert and tour footage as well as animations, filmmakers Mikel Cee Karlsson and Fredrik Egerstrand have committed the life and struggles of one of Swedens most interesting artists José González to the screen in the new documentary: The Extraordinary Ordinary Life Of José González.
The film follows González through scenes shot during work on his second album, In Our Nature and is narrated by his own voice diary which reveals his everyday reflections from thoughts on a photon’s path from the sun to our eyes to Darwinism to the struggle to write songs; exploring universal themes such as loneliness, boredom, isolation as well as insight into one person’s attempt to manage and understand his own existence.
“It is a fantastic film. Not only a portrait of one of Swedens finest artists but also a successful attempt to portray the creative process which turns it in to a forceful defence of the beauty of art and the people creating it, says Festival Director Marit Kapla Göteborg International Film Festival.”
Extraordinary Ordinary Life Of José González is now making the film festival rounds but will be premiering in theaters this Fall.