Filmmakers Mikel Cee Karlsson‘s and Fredrik Egerstrand‘s The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of José González pieces together various multimedia footage, ranging from animation to surveillance cameras, in order to delve into the mind of the famous Swedish musician. Official synopsis as follows:
“The film revolves around the life and mind of musician José González. Using congenial methods; video diary, surveillance camera, concert footage, tour documentation and animation, directors Mikel Cee Karlsson and Fredrik Egerstrand give form to something as elusive as the creative process of one of Sweden’s finest – and most secretive – musicians.
In the film we follow José González through intimate and unique scenes shot during work with the long-awaited second album “In our nature”. In his studio, at home and on tour. Through a diary, based on personal voice recordings we follow his everyday reflections. Thoughts on the photons way from the sun to our eyes, Darwinism, the struggle to write songs. The film gives us an exclusive insight into the, at many times, lonely creative process and of one persons attempt to manage and understand his own existence. The film was shot over a three year period on location in Sweden, Japan, Singapore, United States, South Africa, England, Chile and Argentina.”
The extraordinary ordinary trailer can be viewed down below: