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Europe in 8 Bits
Europe in 8 Bits
Europe in 8 Bits
Europe in 8 Bits
Europe in 8 Bits
Europa w 8 bitach
dir. Javier Polo, Spain, 2013, 76 mins
Section: The City's Ours  ·  Competition: Chopin's Nose Award
Screening times
May 16 19:00, Kinoteka 7
May 17 20:00, Kinoteka 2
May 18 19:30, Kinoteka 7
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About the film

In the 1990s, everybody was playing Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros. on their Gameboys. Almost two decades later, some curious minds dusted off the machine to turn it into a musical instrument. And now they’re playing in tiny clubs for excited crowds, using their old game console as a turntable. The 8-bit tones recall the sounds of yesteryear, but they have been repackaged into something radically new. In this infectiously enthusiastic documentary, we hear a rapid succession of quotes from the stars of what is now called “chip music”. Together, they tell the inside story of the rise of the music and its significance. It’s not just about a nostalgic longing for their teen years, but it’s also a rebellion against the idea that newer and more complex technology makes life better. It’s precisely because of its limitations that 8-bit creativity can attain such heights. The story is sprinkled with lively animations, hilarious archive footage and, most of all, thrilling music.

Special events accompanying the screenings:

May 16, Friday | 22:00 | Cafe Kulturalna | Concert: GwEm and Tonylight


Reżyseria/Directed by: Javier Polo
Zdjęcia/Cinematography by: Alex Asensi
Produkcja/Production: Lina Badens; Turanga Films

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Ciekawy film, ktory pokazuje zjawisko wykorzystania dzwiekow z gier komputerowych do tworzenia muzyki. Ogladanie pasjonatow ktorzy poswiecaja temu duza czesc swojego zycia to prawdziwa przyjemnosc:)) (samantaf)
Bardzo dobry ! Polecam! (pirasu)