23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AIFF.GR

Walking in the Opposite Direction

21/9/2017, 20:00, Odeon Opera 1 (P)
22/9/2017, 19:00, Odeon Opera 2

He gave the post punk generation one of the most timeless songs with “I can't Escape Myself”, while at the same time having to confront his most violent inner demons. This is the story of The Sound and their gifted leader Adrian Borland; yet another name on the long list of cursed rock'n'roll idols. Director in attendance

Walking in the Opposite Direction

Staying true to the fundamental dramatic truth according to which great artists draw their brightest inspirations from the cracks of their souls, Adrian Borland of The Sound has his own tragic tale in the history of post punk.

Marc Waltman’s documentary presents gently and respectfully but also with a boldness that may discomfort the viewers how Borland started out as one the greatest hopes in the English new wave in music and ended up defeated by his illness in 1999 – an uneven battle that was concluded with his suicide. The Sound never became as famous as U2, though they may have deserved it, but left behind a significant discography. Director in attendance

Director: Marc Waltman
Screenwriter: Marc Waltman
DoP: Thijn Teeuwissen
Music: Ben Tijsma
Editor: Marc Waltman
Featuring: Adrian Borland

UK, Netherlands, USA | 2016 | Color | DCP | 96' | English, Dutch