Junun ★★★★

a total banger. blitzes through the recording of a one-of-a-kind record like a laser-focused A POEM IS A NAKED PERSON... Nigel Godrich standing in a mountaintop Indian fort, trying to chase a pigeon out of his workspace with a microphone stand. all context is purely ambient, as the film is so dedicated to capturing this collision of musical talent before they scatter to the winds. not for nothing that the camera only leaves the studio on an errand to fix a harmonium. sure, the short running time positions the film as a footnote, but it will bubble up every time you listen to the music. weird to see PTA shoot digital, but the drones demand it. 35mm drones? there has to be a way.