SEE THE SOUND 2020
Music Monks
SEE THE SOUND 2020
The Rise of the Synths

SEE THE SOUND, the film festival of SoundTrack_Cologne, is cancelled due to the current situation regarding the corona virus. At least parts of the film programme will - as far as possible - be postponed to summer and then shown parallel to the congress SoundTrack_Cologne from October 14th – 17th, 2020.

"The statements made by the politicians in recent days, as well as the letters from the City of Cologne which led to the cancellation of the parallel running c/o pop, contain clear indications that it is unlikely that the cinemas will open from April 19th and that the ban on events will remain in place beyond our festival period. Therefore, with a heavy heart and in consultation with our sponsors, we have decided today to cancel SEE THE SOUND as well. It is very sad, because a great programme was planned, which could not be more up-to-date: The feature film LIVE by Lisa Charlotte Friedrich, for example, anticipates a future in which every gathering and especially no concerts are allowed. We hope that in August it will be possible again to let the audience experience our selection of feature and documentary films during a joint visit to the cinema or festival", says festival director Michael P. Aust.

SEE THE SOUND 2020 - The Music film festival

AIDOL
Feature / 2019 / 83 min

AIDOL

The finals of Olympic e-sports 2065. A battle for power. The film reflects the rise of artificial intelligence, but also typical human characteristics such as the desire for fame.

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All About Yves
Feature / 2019 / 107 min

All About Yves

Jerem wants to become a star with his rap compositions. But somehow it all doesn't work out the way he imagined it. The perfect reason to get a refrigerator with artificial intelligence. But what happens if the fridge is suddenly more musical and poetic than you are?

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Another Reality
Documentary / 2019 / 90 min

Another Reality

The story of five young people living in Germany in so-called parallel societies and criminal family clans.

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Beats
Feature / 2019 / 102 min

Beats

A coming of age story about rebellion and friendship and the techno scene of the 90s.

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Charlie Chaplin: Modern Times
Concert Films / 1936 / 89 min

Charlie Chaplin: Modern Times

The machines make a lot of noise and the famous main character: remains silent. In Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece "Modern Times", the creator still refuses to give his "Tramp" the floor and instead relies on gestures and facial expressions. The WDR Funkhausorchester provides live melodies to match the screen spectacle and colors the black and white images with colorful orchestra colors.

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The Conductor
Feature / 2019 / 137 min

The Conductor

1929: Antionia Brico is determined to establish herself in a male-dominated profession: She wants to be a conductor. Her struggle is not easy, but she never thinks of giving up.

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Die Liebe frisst das Leben
Documentary / 2019 / 92 min

Die Liebe frisst das Leben

Tobias Gruben - an emerging artist of German pop culture. But who was this person who died far too early from an overdose twenty years ago?

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Everybody's Everything
Competition, Documentary / 2019 / 119 min

Everybody's Everything

He died of an overdose at the age of 21: Lil Peep was the rapper of the future. The touching story of a sensitive person, who made it from the streets of LA to a star by his extraordinary style - only to burn up again immediately.

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French Waves
Documentary / 2017 / 86 min

French Waves

An approach to the French electro scene from the perspective of a younger generation.

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God Of The Piano
Feature / 2019 / 80 min

God Of The Piano

Music is all she has. But Anat never managed to reach her father's musical standards. When she gets pregnant, she puts all her hope in the child. But just born into the world, it turns out to be deaf. Anat takes extreme measures to turn the child into the star composer her own father wants so much.

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Gundermann Revier
Documentary / 2019 / 90 min

Gundermann Revier

Gerhard Gundermann, rock poet, excavator driver and a voice of the GDR. The documentary for the feature film.

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Keyboard Fantasies
Competition, Documentary / 2019 / 63 min

Keyboard Fantasies

B. Glenn-Copeland's music was unnoticed for a long time, meanwhile he performs in sold-out halls - and is a role model for the LGBTQI community.

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Kurzfilmprogramm
Short Films / 2020 / 90 min

Kurzfilmprogramm

SEE THE SOUND presents a selection of current musical short films and music videos.

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Lima Grita
Competition, Documentary / 2018 / 76 min

Lima Grita

A visual and acoustic journey through a city that carries its own sound into the world. In impressive, wild images, you are chased almost ecstatically for 76 minutes through an underground scene.

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LIVE
Feature / 2020 / 84 min

LIVE

A dystopian future in which it is forbidden to gather in any form. Psychologist Claire embarks on a dangerous journey to finally feel closeness again: Illegal concert. In the process, she is confronted not only with the reason for the terror, but also with herself.

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Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound
Documentary / 2019 / 94 min

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

Sound design - an often overlooked art. The film shows the hidden power of cinema sound and follows the history of film.

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Music Monks
Competition, Documentary / 2019 / 78 min

Music Monks

A story about a conductor of the Buddhist orchestra, the love for the orchestral music and the almost destroyed Chinese music history.

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Oh Les Filles!
Documentary, Competition / 2019 / 79 min

Oh Les Filles!

A story that has never been told before. One that begins with Edith Piaf. The story of the female rock stars of France.

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Once Were Brothers
Documentary / 2019 / 102 min

Once Were Brothers

A personal journey by Robbie Robterson, the leader of "The Band" - from the brotherhood of shared musical experience to the dark side of fame.

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Rebel Dread
Documentary / 2020 / 87 min

Rebel Dread

A man who shaped the visual image of several generations of British musicians. Don Letts was DJ, manager, film director (One Love), musician (Big Audio Dynamite), radio host (Culture Clash Radio).

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The Rise of the Synths
Competition, Documentary / 2019 / 82 min

The Rise of the Synths

The mystery series STRANGER THINGS and the dark drama DRIVE were the beginning and brought Synthwave back into the mainstream. A musical style tells as a visual adventure.

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The Shock of the Future
Feature / 2019 / 84 min

The Shock of the Future

Paris in the late 70s, early 80s. The music industry is male-dominated. And offers nothing new. A fresh breeze is needed!

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Stammering Ballad
Documentary / 2018 / 100 min

Stammering Ballad

A young Chinese overcomes stuttering by learning techniques of historical Chinese art music.

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Traumfabrik
Documentary / 2020 / 90 min

Traumfabrik

Cologne. A former machine factory. A dream factory.

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Underground Inc
Competition, Documentary / 2019 / 96 min

Underground Inc

Rise and fall of the alternative rock scene of the nineties, whose foundation was the unprecedented success of Nirvana.

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Vadio - I am not a poet
Competition, Documentary / 2018 / 96 min

Vadio - I am not a poet

Fado is a way of life, a philosophy: the sound of Lisbon!

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We Almost Lost Bochum
Documentary / 2020 / 100 min

We Almost Lost Bochum

The Ruhrpott AG ( short: RAG) was one of the most important rap crews of the 90s. Though never mainstream, RAG has left its mark.

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