Henric de la Cour

A film by Jacob Frssn

”I’ve always had the attitude that my music should sound more like a funeral than a birthday party.”

-Henric de la Cour

A feature-length documentary film about the musician Henric de la Cour. A reluctant anti-hero of the Swedish music scene, de la Cour made a name for himself as singer in the groups Yvonne and Strip Music in the 1990s and 2000s while battling with cystic fibrosis since he was a child. Filmmaker Jacob Frössén’s film portrays de la Cour’s struggle with a rare disease that he has kept secret for most of his life, and which has largely influenced the dark and moving music he makes. A film about confronting your own mortality and making the most of it, the creative process as a desire to create light out of darkness, and about music as a form of personal survival.

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand. Language: Swedish. No subtitles.

Production facts

Director: Jacob Frössén

Producer: Göran Olsson

Format: HD

Co-produced by: SVT STOCKHOLM / SVT Dokumentär, projectleader Otto Fagerstedt.
With support from the Swedish Film Institute, Tove Torbiörnsson.

 

 

Henric de la Cour to premiere at Way Out West

 

Henric de la Cour, a new feature documentary by Jacob Frssn, will premiere at Way Out West festival in Gothenburg this August.

De la Cour made a name for himself as singer in the groups Yvonne and Strip Music in the 1990s and 2000s while battling with the rare disease cystic fibrosis, which he was diagnosed with as a child. Filmmaker Frössén has followed de la Cour for four years and has captured the musician's reflections on living with a disease that he has kept secret for most of his life, and which has largely influenced the dark and moving music he makes.

Way Out West will take place on the 8-10th of August 2013.

For more information and updates on screening dates, visit their website

3 May 2013

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