Solo – Filmen om Jon

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Der skal ikke stå meget om denne, velkendte danske dokumentarfilm af Kasper Torsting. Den er god, fordi dens hovedperson er så generøst åben i sin beskrivelse af den nedtur, som han oplever fra at have været Jon Popstar, ham fra TV, pigernes helt, til at være en sanger, som ryger ind i skandaler, møder voldsomme aggressioner, når han tager rundt for at fortsætte en karriere, som hænger i laser. Sympatien er helt på hans side i en film, hvor instruktøren har filmet over en lang periode, har sin hovedpersons tillid og har skruet historien sammen så interessen holdes intakt det meste af tiden. Jon giver sig selv, han er velformuleret og hensynsløst ærlig i beskrivelsen af “kampen for at blive elsket”.

2007, 77 mins.

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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