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3rd(2007)
James Blunt: Return to Kosovo
USA | 2007 | 50min | COLOR | Documentary | Musical

PROGRAM NOTE

James Blunt is one of the most wonderful recent discoveries in Britpop since the 2000’s. James Blunt is a familiar name even in South Korea where his song ‘You’re Beautiful’ was used in a commercial film, and his fame is no longer merely British or American but also international. Blunt, whose family has had a long history of military service, has also had unique career, graduating from a military academy and then serving as a British Army Captain in Kosovo for 2 years before becoming a singer. In 2006, Blunt, now an international pop star, revisited Kosovo where he was stationed 6 years ago and played a concert for the troops still there. Blunt’s own video footage which he shot back during his service displays people that he met up with back there, traces of massacres and memories that inspired him, along with his famous songs such as You’re Beautiful, Wiseman, High, Goodbye My Lover and so on. Even though the sound facilities in a camp are poor, the live concert, resonating with the singer’s own memories, brings a much more genuine feeling to his songs and is really touching, more so than any other concert.

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DIRECTOR

Steven Cantor

Writer/Producer/Director, Steven Cantor is a graduate of the USC School of Cinema-Television and a founding partner in Stick Figure. He received a 1994 Academy Award nomination for producing and directing the short documentary, < Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann>. He recently directed the feature length documentary < What Remains> for HBO as well as produced and directed < loudQUIETloud: A Film about the Pixies>.