THE FILM

"This documentary film is the perfect antidote to those sexy, racy, rock ‘n’ roll yawns most bands hide behind. We are indeed, A Bunch Of Kunst"

 

Jason Williamson, Sleaford Mods

“Young people are signing major record deals and they just sing about love. I’m a great believer of love. But for fuck’s sake, there’s a lot going on! Who wants to hear that if you are on £15 a week? And you turn the telly on and some fucker is spouting on about love“, says singer Jason Williamson. Thanks to their sweary rants about modern England, Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods have been called "The world's greatest rock 'n' roll band" by Iggy Pop and "the soundtrack to post-Brexit Britain" by the Guardian. Jason Williamson, a former chicken factory worker and father of two, his band mate, beatmaker Andrew Fearn, and their manager Steve Underwood, avant-garde bedroom label owner and former bus driver, have won over fans with their brutally honest lyrics and DIY ethos. Following them on their two-year journey from Sherwood to chart success, Christine Franz’s official documentary feature tells the story of three guys taking on the music business on their own terms.

 
 

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Q AWARD "Best Film" (winner), 2017

NME AWARD "Best Music Film" (nominee), 2018

DEUTSCHER DOKUMENTARFILMPREIS "Musikfilm" (nominee), 2018

GROSSMAN Festival Award "Best Music Documentary" (winner), 2018

SOUNDSCREEN Film Festival "Best Film" (winner), 2018

BILD-KUNST SCHNITT PREIS DOKUMENTARFILM (nominee), 2018

CPH:DOX Film Festival, Denmark, 2017 (world premiere)

FLATPACK Film Festival, UK, 2017

ACHTUNG BERLIN Film Festival, Germany, 2017

INDIELISBOA Film Festival, Portugal, 2017

GLASTONBURY Festival, UK, 2017

GREENMAN Festival, UK, 2017

POP-KULTUR Berlin Festival, Germany, 2017

SOUNDTRACK_COLOGNE, Germany, 2017

SYDNEY UNDERGROUND Film Festival, Australia, 2017

AVANT ART Festival, Poland, 2017

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Canada, 2017

LAUSANNE UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL, Switzerland, 2017

VIENNALE Film Festival, Austria, 2017

JI.HLAVA Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic, 2017

IN-EDIT Music Film Festival, Spain & Chile, 2017

​​RIDM Documentary Film Festival, Canada, 2017

CINEDAYS Film Festival, Macedonia, 2017

IDFA Documentary Film Festival, Netherlands, 2017

MAR DEL PLATA FILM FESTIVAL, Argentina, 2017

GÖTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL, Sweden, 2018

THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL, Greece, 2018 

MILLENNIUM DOC FESTIVAL, Belgium, 2018

SALEM FILM FESTIVAL, USA, 2018

MILLENNIUM DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY, Poland, 2018

URBAN NOMAD FILM FESTIVAL, Taiwan, 2018

BEAT MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL, Russia, 2018

SWR DOKU FESTIVAL, Germany, 2018

GROSSMANN Festival, Slovenia, 2018

DORF Music Film Festival, Croatia, 2018

WAY OUT WEST, Sweden, 2018

LOWLANDS, The Netherlands, 2018

MUSIKFILM FESTIVALEN, Denmark, 2018

FONOMO Film and Music Festival, Poland, 2018

FILMPLUS Festival für Filmschnitt und Montagekunst, Germany, 2018

DOC N ROLL @ INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK, UK, 2019

THE LOOK OF SOUND, Mannheim, Germany, April 8, 2019

END OF THE ROAD Festival, UK, August 29 - September 1, 2019

 
 

PRESS 

(ENGLISH)

​​The Guardian ★★★★

“Excellent documentary... Rips Austerity Britain a fresh one“

The Sunday Times ★★★★

“Fundamentally good work”

The Scotsman on Sunday ★★★★

“One of the most entertaining music docs of recent years”

Sight & Sound

"An appropriately grotty look at Sleaford Mods"

Total Film  ★★★★

“Invigorating“

Radio Times ★★★★

“Just like the Sleafords themselves, Christine Franz's film is unpretentious and unfiltered, and it brilliantly captures the momentum and excitement of a band as they make their breakthrough.”

Louder Than War 

“Every young band and every music college should be forced to show this film just to underline the genuine power of music and creativity.“

Mojo Magazine 

"Martin Parr meets Mike Leigh in this suitably funny and bleak on-the-road portrait of Sleaford Mods"

Little White Lies ★★★★

"A tribute to the power of shared experience in an age of alienation"

Dirty Movies ★★★★

"Dirty gem"

HeyUGuys ★★★★

“Compelling...this generation’s The Filth and the Fury“

Rotten Tomatoes 100%

Iggy Pop, BBC 6Music

"If you haven't seen it, I recommend it."

BBC 6Music

Interview with director Christine Franz

Directors Notes

Interview with director Christine Franz

PRESS 

(GERMAN)

ARTE 

Bunch of Kunst TV broadcast July 28, 2017

BR Puls

"Laut, ungeschönt und ein bisschen eigen ist. Genau wie die Sleaford Mods selbst."

Deutschlandfunk Kultur

"Ein toller, ein außergewöhnlicher Film"

Hamburger Abendblatt

"Großartig!"

INTRO

"Roughe, wahnsinnig unterhaltsame Doku"

René Martens/Medienkorrespondenz

"Eine herausragende Musikdokumentation"

Musikexpress ★★★★★

"Intimer Einblick in die Welt der urigen Grantler - und dazu ein treffsicheres Portrait der desolaten Post-Brexit-Gesellschaft"

Süddeutsche Zeitung

"Besser als hier wird man die Sleaford Mods kaum je verstehen."

taz

"Eine große Empfehlung für alle, die dringend das Gefühl bestätigt bekommen müssen, dass draußen in der (Musik-)Welt nicht alles so schlimm, schlecht und scheisse ist wie es uns jeden Tag gezeigt wird. Es gibt sie noch, die paar Aufrechten."

tip Berlin

"Engagiertes Debüt, besitzt eine Frische und Unbefangenheit, die ihn zu einem der besten Musikfilme seit langem macht."

ZITTY

"Mitreißender Dokumentarfilm über das britische Punk-Electro-Duo Sleaford Mods."

INTRO 

Sleaford Mods tour diary/making of Bunch of Kunst by Christine Franz

OX Fanzine

interview with director Christine Franz

WDR "Scala"

interview with director Christine Franz

rbb Inforadio​

"Sleaford Mods... eindrucksvoll begleitet"

BUY

DVD ​out on Cargo Records, order here or at your local record shop. Always worth supporting, not just on Record Store Day.  

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UK/Ireland:

Munro Film Services

info@munrofilmservices.co.uk

+44 (0)1992 814621

Scandinavia:

NonStop Entertainment

Johannes Glaumann

johannes.glaumann@nonstopentertainment.com

+46840010022

Germany & world sales:

Magnetfilm

Frauke Knappke (festival & theatrical bookings)

frauke.knappke@magnetfilm.de 

+49 (0)30 24 62 81 56

Georg Gruber (sales)

georg.gruber@magnetfilm.de

+49 (0)30 24 62 81 56

CONTACT

Want to get in touch or host a screening?

Please drop us an email. 

contact@bunchofkunst.com