It was in 1970 that the explosive compound of a cavernous bass and a hammering beat erupted from our record players, marking Magma’s blazing entry into the nascent world of French rock. Today, after almost 50 years and thousands of live performances, Magma continues to put a spell on three generations of fans, who gather all over the world to see the cult band’s thrilling live show.
In May 2015, Coralie Van Rietschoten traveled with the band on their first Chinese tour. Glimpses of Shenzhen’s tropical vegetation, Beijingers exercising in public parks, and Shanghai’s psychedelic city lights are interspersed with concert footage.
Directed by: Coralie Van Rietschoten • Music: MAGMA
With: Christian Vander, Stella Vander, Isabelle Feuillebois, Hervé Aknin, Philippe Bussonnet, James Mac Gaw, Benoît Alziary, Jérémie Ternoy, Francis Linon, Didier Hebrard, Olier Arnaud
Editing: Coralie Van Rietschoten & Mathilde Morières • Color grading: Régis Oyer
Concerts recorded and mixed by: Francis Linon • Sound mixing: Marcus Linon • Sound editing: Mathieu Châtagnon
Production: Seventh Records & Lulle Production • With the participation of: 1001 bricks – Sabine Lebeau & Sylvain Perez
THIS FILM WAS MADE WITH THE SUPPORT OF HUNDREDS OF BACKERS ON KICKSTARTER