Long anticipated premiere of feature documentary by Peter Braatz will be on October 7 at BFI – London Film Festival.
Blue Velvet Revisited is a documentary film based on hours of documentary footage that was filmed and photographed in 1985 in the USA, on the set of “Blue Velvet” of David Lynch. Peter Braatz obtained the exclusive rights to document the entire production of the cult classic film “Blue Velvet” from David Lynch himself, with most of this footage never previously released to the public. In ‘Blue Velvet Revisited’, the film images, numerous sound recordings, photographs, paintings, objects and relics that Braatz had collected are selected and composed into an evocative new film, based on a story told by the Director without the need for narration. These lost and mostly never before seen images are revisited and reinterpreted now, 30 years later.
Film be screened in section “Cult” and accompanied by director, writer and producer Peter Braatz, coproducer Ida Weiss, music composers Erik Stein in Jon Boux (Cult With No Name) and graphic designer Jonathan Barnbrook.
At the same time film will be presented at Festival Of Disruption in Los Angeles. Prestigious event held in Los Angeles is entirely curated by David Lynch.
Slovenian premiere will be in November at Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe) when film will be screened in double-bill with Lynch’ Blue Velvet (1986).
For more details regarding London screenings please go here.
The original music, distinctive for the movie, is written and performed by duo Cult With No Name, band Tuxedomoon, and John Foxx (former lead singer of Ultravox). The soundtrack was released in the autumn of 2015 through Crammed Discs and received outstanding reviews in Europe as well as in the US, where it was released this year in spring.
Reviews published regarding the original music for the film can be read here.
Graphic design for the film was developed by a famous English designer Jonathan Bernbrook, who used to collaborate with David Bowie.
Born in 1959 in Solingen, Germany. He studied film at DFFB in Berlin (1982-88). Since 1988 he is independent filmmaker and producer.
His filmography includes more than 37 titles, presented at some of the most important world film festivals: Berlin, Oberhausen, München, Hamburg, Osnabrück, Dresden, Duisburg, Oslo, Rotterdam, London, Bilbao, Trento, Los Angeles, Bombay, Dublin, Warschau, St. Petersburg, Marseille, Lausanne, Vallodolid, Kassel, Glasgow, Portoroz, Sarajevo, Drama, Leipzig, Amsterdam, Trieste, Clermont-Ferrand, San Jose, Aspen, Toronto, Gyor, Huesca, Badalona, New York, Ghent, Vila do Conde, Hot Springs, Sheffield, Uppsala, Amiens, Vicenza, Tampere, Manchester, Seattle, …
He collaborated on Wings Of Desire by Wim Wenders, and extensively collaborated with various music bands: Crime & the City Solution, Rausch, Dicky B. Hardy, Indust Bag, B.R.Stylers, Bast, Dežurni Krivci, S.Y.P.H., Tomaž Pengov, Nude, Blumfeld.
Since 1993 he is married to Slovenian filmmaker Maja Weiss.
Peter Braatz alias Harry Rag is founder, singer and writer of the legendary German punk band S.Y.P.H.
1982 LAMETTA 16mm 4 min.; 1983 DER BAUER IM PARKDECK 35mm 3 min.; 1984 OLD MAN RIVER 16mm 3 min.; 1985 DER WUNDERBARE MANDARIN 16mm 18 min.; 1987 NO FRANK IN LUMBERTON (David Lynch & Blue Velvet) 16mm 60 min.; 1988 TITANICA 35mm CinemaScope 10 min.; 1989 NOTE ON A NOTE Beta 10 min.; 1990 DDR-OHNE TITEL 16mm 60 min.; 1992 LA BELLE ELECTRIQUE 16mm 2 min.; 1993 TRANS/TPAHC 16mm 95 min.; 1993 AUF DEM WEG ZURÜCK 16mm 90 min.; 1994 ICH SENDE AUS DEM ALL (Lee Scratch Perry) 16mm 30 min.; 1995 NEVSKI MELODY Super-8/35mm 9 min.; 1995 BILDZEIT 35mm CinemaScope 14 min.; 1996 FOTO FILM 2001 16mm 60 min.; 1997 SEX PISTOLS, WELCOME HOME 16mm 25 min.; 1998 GARY LUCAS & GOLEM Beta 30 min.; 1998 DEUTSCHLAND VON AUSSEN 16mm 90 min.; 1999 MOTORKULT Beta 60 min.; 1999 OVER THE AIR (Damo Suzuki, Michael Karoli) Super-8/Beta 60 min.; 1999 THE STAIRCASE MYSTERY 16mm 4 min.; 2000 GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY 16mm 5 min.; 2001 STEKLARSKI BLUES 35mm 14 min.; 2002 OVER THE SUN, UNDER THE MOON Mini-DV/Beta 75 min.; 2003 THE MAKING OF »VARUH MEJE« DVCam/Beta 74 min.; 2004 MUSIK FLIEGT IN DER LUFT DVCam/Beta 60 min.; 2007 ČLOVEŠKA RIBICA (DER MENSCHLICHE FISCH) DVCam/Beta 85 min.; 2007 BLUMFELD – NACKTER ALS NACKT DVCam/Betacam/DVD 110 min.; 2008 DEUTSCHLAND VON OSTEN DVCam/DigiBeta 44 min.; 2009 TRACKING THE WALKABOUTS DVCam/DVD 47 min.; 2011 VEDNO MLADA – SLOVENIJA HDCAM 67 min.; 2012 TAMIKREST DigiBeta /DCP 80 min.; 2016 BLUE VELVET REVISITED DCP, 85 min.
Written, directed and edited by: Peter Braatz
Producer: Peter Braatz
Co-producer: Ida Weiss
Music by: Cult With No Name, Tuxedomoon, John Foxx
Photography: Peter Braatz
Sporadic photography: Frank Behnke
Production sound: Frank Behnke, Peter Braatz
Dramatic consultant: Peter Eisenstein
Re-recording mixer: Julij Zornik
Picture mastering: Gorazd Končar
Film is produced by Taris Film (Germany) in coproduction with Bela film (Ljubljana) and financially supported by German Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and Slovenian film center. Technical support was provided by film studio Viba Film.
Technical data: 85 min.; color+ bw, DCP; in English
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