Signed by Bernard MacMahon, this story of the rock group’s rise has joined the Venetian selection out of competition.
There was the Velvet Underground in Cannes, here is Led Zeppelin in Venice. A few weeks after the announcement of a gargantuan program (with Dune, Halloween kills, Last Night in Soho, the new Sorrentino, Campion, Ridley Scott …), the Mostra has just added a title to its already busy line-up: Becoming Led Zeppelin, a documentary which will be shown out of competition and which will tell the rise, in the sixties, of the group formed by Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham and Robert Plant, from the first steps of musicians in the London music scene of the sixties until the 1970 American tour, which would establish the group as a rock colossus for the next decade.
“With Becoming Led Zeppelin, my ambition was to make a documentary that looks like a musical “, explained Bernard MacMachon, already author of the documentary series American Epic (on the first recordings of folk music in the USA). He says he was inspired by Let’s sing in the rain to create the visual magma meant to reflect the frenzy of the band’s early days.
The surviving members of Led Zep – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones – participated in the documentary by granting previously unseen interviews. Take-off planned on the Lido somewhere between September 1 and 11.
When Led Zep tried his hand at the cinema