Do you know The Sparks Brothers? You don’t? You are not alone. How is that possible then that for a whole bunch of celebrities invited by Egdar Wright to speak on tribute movie, The Sparks are the most influential band ever? Björk and Duran Duran and Beck as well as actors, Fred Armisen or Jason Schwartzman, literally everybody and their cousin, cite the names of Ron and Russell Mael, 75 and 72-years old musicians respectively, known as The Sparks Brothers as their inspiration. In fact, we probably know their music too – The Sparks have recorded 25 albums, in genres ranging from glam-rock to progressive to disco to techno. And we have seen the often-copied type of duo before and after: a singing handsome one and a silent one on keyboard. The documentary – luckily far from a much-repeated type of sex, drugs and rock-and-roll drama – comes in a perfect moment as a detailed reply to an unavoidable question this season: Do you know the guys who made the soundtrack of Leos Carax’s Annette?
Born 1974 in England, director, scriptwriter and lover of cinema. After graduating Bournemouth Art College, Wright made a western parody, A Fistful of Fingers, which got him a pass to television. His series and features showed his ability to draw audiences, his mastery of genre cinema and feel for the pulse of pop-culture. Gained international fame with Scott Pilgrim vs the World (screened at the AFF in 2010). He works frequently with Simon Pegg.
2004 Wysyp żywych trupów / Shaun of the Dead
2007 Hot Fuzz – Ostre psy / Hot Fuzz
2010 Scott Pilgrim kontra świat / Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
2013 To już jest koniec / The World's End
2017 Baby Driver