With humor, avant-garde spirit, and eloquence, this documentary reviews the fascinating life of the prolific French composer and pianist Erik Satie.
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Presented at International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA)/ Platinum Award Winner/ Documentary & Short International Movie Award/ Official Selection – 5th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival
Satiesfictions - Promenades with Erik Satie
Always armed with wisecracks, umbrella, and a bowler hat, Erik Satie was not only on the outside one of the strangest figures in the early 20th century French avant-garde; he was a composer, designer, church founder, PR pioneer, and master of witty remarks.
In playful episodes, the documentary illuminates the overall phenomenon of Satie. His countless imaginary advertisements evolve into real commercials, and his drawings take on a life of their own as cartoons.
Divas, dogs, puppets, and children, as well as pianists playing pianos stacked on top of each other are featured in scenic interludes, while performers turn into “musical furniture” in swimming pools, factories, or at train stations. Interwoven with accounts by Satie’s associates and music experts, the film offers a unique insight into Satie’s cosmos of word and sound.