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5th(2009)
Queen Rock Montreal Cine Sound
UK | 2007 | 95min | COLOR | Documentary

PROGRAM NOTE

The 35mm film footage of a legendary live concert Queen gave in Montreal in 1981 was miraculously found in a film archive in 2007. In order to fully restore the 95-minute-long film footage, a tremendous amount of time and effort was poured into the work; it must have taken ten times more effort compared to working on a film for the live performances commonly shot these days. Starting with inputting approximately fourteen thousand still shots, 700 digital technicians carefully restored the images and sound that were lost or distorted and removed the noises in the original recording tape. They also refined the sound of applause and the screams of the audience as well as the sound of each instrument and the vocalist. The result is this digitally re-mastered film entitled Queen Rock Montreal Cine Sound Ver. It is thanks to the passion Brian May, the guitarist of Queen, had for the restoration and the effort the digital technicians put into their work that we can appreciate in 2009 the recording of the concert, which is widely known as the best live performance in history to Queen fans. Presenting the most-loved British rock band playing their hits from the 70’s and the early 80’s such as ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Somebody to Love’, ‘Love of My Life’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘We Are the Champions’, this film is definitely a precious opportunity to reaffirm Queen’s genius for music. As a JIMFF highlight Queen Rock Montreal Cine Sound Ver. will be screened at Cheongpung Lakeside Stage, Jecheon’s pride and joy, known for scenery like a landscape painting. It will be a special, unforgettable experience for the audience to enjoy Queen’s fantastic live performance by Cheongpung Lake where the water and the woods create a beautiful harmony. 

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DIRECTOR

Saul Swimmer

Born in 1936 and died in 2007, Saul Swimmer worked especially for various music related projects. He is best known as the director and producer of The Concert for Bangladesh (1972) which was led by George Harrison and featured famous musicians. He was also a co-producer of the documentary Let It Be (1970) with the Beatles.
Producer
: Saul Swimmer
Cast
: Freddie Mercury Brian May John Deacon Roger Taylor