PJ Harvey A Dog Called Money

Director Seamus Murphy
UK / 90 min. / 2019 / English / English subtitles

As imaginative as the creative process it documents, A DOG CALLED MONEY is a uniquely intimate journey through the inspiration, writing and recording of a PJ Harvey record.

 

Writer and musician Harvey and award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy, hatched a collaboration. Seeking first-hand experience of the countries she wanted to write about, Harvey accompanied Murphy on some of his worldwide reporting trips, joining him in Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Washington DC. Harvey collected words, Murphy collected images.

 

Back home, the words become poems, songs, then an album, which is recorded in an unprecedented art experiment in Somerset House, London. In a specially constructed room behind one-way glass, the public – all cameras surrendered – are invited to watch the 5-week process as a live sound-sculpture. Murphy exclusively documents the experiment with the same forensic vision and private access as their travels.

 

By capturing the immediacy of their encounters with the people and places they visited, Murphy shows the humanity at the heart of the work, tracing the sources of the songs, their special metamorphosis into recorded music, and, ultimately, cinema.

SATURDAY
A Dog Called Money (Dutch Première)
DATE
ROOM
PRICE
Saturday 6 at 21:45
1
€12
MOVIE SHEET
Section
International
Festivals
Berlinale 2019
Featuring
PJ Harvey
Editor
Sebastian Gollek
Sound production
Seamus Murphy, Max Hastings
Producer
Isabel Davis, Katie Holly, James Wilson, Seamus Murphy