A young woman in late-70s Paris explores the thrilling possibilities of electronic music in a drama with a timely feminist slant.
It is Paris, 1978. Old formulas do not charm listeners anymore and the music industry is male-dominated. That all changes when Ana, played by Alma Jodorowsky (Blue is the Warmest Colour, La vie devant elles) discovers and makes use of her newly discovered synthesizers to make herself heard, creating a new sound that will mark the decades to come: the music of the future.
Le Choc Du Futur aka The Shock Of The Future is a new film set in the 1970’s that presents the era in France, but also explores the modernization of music. With a female lead, it also touches upon the gender issues of the time with positive outlook. Directed by composer Marc Collin (2 Days in Paris) and dedicated to the female pioneers of early electronic music, Le Choc du Futur strives to empower the viewer through its story while also commemorating the new sound that became a genre of its own.
Originally scheduled for South by Southwest 2020 prior to the Covid-related cancelling of the festival. Nominated for Best Feature Film, Torino Film Festival
“The film is at its best when it dramatizes the actual process of artistic creation.” – Variety
“The music’s fabulous.” – The Guardian
“…makes bold attempts to capture the artistic process and the frustrating gender bias of the industry.” – Cinema Spotlight
“A welcome addition to any French film collection.” – C. Hope, The Sound View
2019 / Drama / 85 minutes / color / French w/English subtitles / A film by Marc Collin
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