The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson

  • Original title: The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson
  • Direction: Julien Temple
  • Production: Richard Conway, Andrew Curtis, Julien Temple
  • Photography: Stephen Organ
  • Edition: Caroline Richards
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2015
  • Duration: 91'
  • Language: English
  • Web: ecstasyofwilkojohnson.com/
  • Valencian Premiere

Synopsis

A film that confronts our worst nightmares of impending death, confounding expectations and turning them upside down. It tells the extraordinary, yet universal story of legendary musician Wilko Johnson, who diagnosed with incurable pancreatic cancer and given a few months to live, managed to accept his fate with uplifting positivity and defy the death sentence handed down to him.

Schedule

Monday 30 | 18:00 | Col·legi Major Rector Peset
Tuesday 1 | 18:00 | Docs a la Plaça

Julien Temple (London, 1953), filmmaker and director of music videos, began his remarkable career directing the documentary of the Sex Pistols, The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle (1979). He studied at King’s College, Cambridge and in the eighties became one of the directors of music videos most recognized for his work with figures such as The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and David Bowie. Currently, he is considered a cult director for works such as London: The Modern Babylon (2012) or Requiem for Detroit (2009).

  • My Life Story (2017).
  • Habaneros (2017).
  • The Origin of the Species (2016).
  • The Clash: New Year’s Day ‘77 (2015).
  • The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson (2015).
  • Rio 50 Degrees: Carry on CaRIOca (2014).
  • London: The Modern Babylon (2012).
  • Dave Davies. Kingdom Come (2011).
  • Ray Davies. Imaginary Man (2010).
  • Oil City Confidential (2009).
  • Requiem for Detroit (2009).
  • The Sex Pistols: There’ll Always Be an England (2008).
  • The Eternity Man (2008).
  • Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten (2007).
  • Glastonbury (2006).
  • The Filth and the Fury (2000).
  • Pandæmonium (2000).
  • Vigo: A Passion for Life (1998).
  • Bullet (1996).
  • Stones at the Max (1991).
  • Earth Girls Are Easy (1988).
  • Running Out of Luck (1987).
  • Aria (segment Rigoletto) (1987).
  • Absolute Beginners (1986).
  • It’s All True (1983).
  • Mantrap (1983).
  • The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball (1982).
  • Samson: Biceps of Steel (1980).
  • The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle (1979).
  • UK Subs: Punk Can Take It (1979).
  • In-Edit International Documentary Film Festival of Barcelona (2015).
  • Torino Film Festival. Best International Film (2015).
  • CIMMfest The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (2015).
  • SXSW Music Festival. International Premiere (2015).
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