Fatboy Slim has soundtracked a new silent film about the largely untold 2,000 year history of Ibiza.
Directed by Julien Temple, IBIZA – THE SILENT MOVIE will also star several legends of Ibiza as various gods and goddesses that played an important role throughout the island’s history. Bez will Bes the Phoenician God of music and dance, Manumission’s Clare Davies stars as Tanit, and Chas Smash from Madness plays Raoul Hausmann, the influential Dada artist and writer.
“Julien showed me what was beneath the surface, beneath that rich ochre earth,” Fatboy Slim said about the film in a press release. “There are stories you wouldn’t believe: Phoenicians, Romans, Beatniks, even Nazis all dancing to the unique rhythm of a magic island…and how do you tell the story of one of the most colourful and unique islands on this planet? The answer is chew up the rule book, spit it out and set the resulting chaos to the most eclectic and evocative music the Island’s history has to offer.”
The film will debut on 26th June at cinemas across the UK. Check here for listings, and watch a preview below.