Pulp: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets
The phenomenon of the British pop group Pulp can be broken down into its primary ingredients. Florian Habicht (Love Story, New Horizons 2012) shows the band on the eve of their farewell concert in their native Sheffield. The group quietly split up after recording the album We Love Life. This concert performed years later was the long-awaited dot over the i, as well as the basis of the film. Although compliments are not easy to come by in Sheffield, the entire city was waiting for this concert. In the best case, you might here: It's alright. Masses of fans arrive in the city from all over the world to see for the last time, or perhaps the first, Jarvis Cocker thrashing around on stage. The director dedicates as much attention to "ordinary people" as he does to the stars, which is where the film’s subtitle comes from: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets. In Sheffield, Pulp is an institution, and everyone knows their lyrics: vendors at the fish market, newsagents, old ladies from the choir, and schoolchildren. Habicht focuses on the feedback loop that exists between the stars and their fans, as well as on the role of music in creating collective dreams.
Florian Habicht is a director and visual artist. He was born in Berlin in 1975 and grew up in New Zealand. Since graduating from the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland, he has made some of the most original films from New Zealand in the last decade: Woodenhead, musical inspired by a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm; the award-winning Kaikohe Demolition; and experimental films that are suspended somewhere between fiction and documentaries, Rubbings From a Live Man and Land of the Long White Cloud.
2004 Kaikohe Demolition
2008 Rubbings from a Live Man
2009 Land of the Long White Cloud
2011 Love Story
2014 Pulp: film o życiu, śmierci i supermarketach / Pulp: a Film about Life, Death and Supermarkets