The Sound Is Innocent (Czech Republic,France,Slovakia)
April 24 May 2 2020

The Sound Is Innocent

The Sound Is Innocent

  • Johana Ožvold


As if directing a science-fiction film, Johana Ožvold dissects the story of electronic music. From the pioneer sound engineers working behind the Iron Curtain, through the French avant-garde composers, up to the post-modern creators of digital sonic artefacts, the first-time filmmaker summons an abstract landscape that is haunting and yet achingly beautiful. A voice appears from old television screens forgotten in the maze of some futuristic archive where past and future seem to coexist in a complex and multi-layered way. The oblique strategies through which analog equipment and digital recording tactics create new possibilities are observed by the filmmaker with playful affection, like a scientist in his lab among his favorite tools and… toys. A documentary debut that challenges all the preconceived notions about the observational approach and manages to create an exhilarating landscape in which sound becomes and space dissolves itself in tones never heard before. A different kind of space odyssey.
Giona A. Nazzaro
Length: 68'
Country: Czech Republic, France, Slovakia
Year: 2019
Language(s): English, French, Czech
Premiere status at VdR: World Premiere
VdR edition : 2019


Kristýna Michálek Květová  (Cinémotif Films)
Jean-Laurent Csinidis  (Films de Force Majeure)
Ivan Ostrochovský  (Punkchart Films)

Sales Contact

Kristýna Michálek Květová
Cinémotif Films
Tel. +420731203715


Language(s):  English, French, Czech
Subtitles:  English, French
  • Wednesday 10 April
  • 16:00
Grande Salle

Followed by a discussion

  • Thursday 11 April
  • 20:30
Capitole Fellini