Published Apr 19, 2010Back in December, we caught wind of Sonic Youth's ridiculously busy schedule planned for 2010. Besides the beginning stages of album No. 17 and a DVD featuring performances from their Daydream Nation tour in 2007 and 2008, guitarist Lee Ranaldo revealed that the band were plotting a soundtrack for a French teen movie.
The initial thought was that the band would be working with Michel Gondry, but Ranaldo cleared that up with an email to Exclaim!, saying that the much-loved French director was not making the film.
Now, thanks to some diligent sleuthing, our friends at TwentyFourBit have uncovered which film Sonic Youth have soundtracked and which filmmaker they are working with.
The film is titled Simon Werner a Disparu and comes from French director Fabrice Gobert. According to the synopsis, the film follows the disappearance of three teens from a suburb of Paris. Weeks later, at a party in the woods, the "teenagers discover a body hidden in the bushes of a forest. A body that seems lifeless... Rumours start to spread. The psychosis begins..."
Now, imagine that set to the discordant anthem rock of Sonic Youth. It's almost too perfect!
Simon Werner a Disparu is set to premiere at the 2010 Cannes International Film Festival in May.