The Music According to Antonio Carlos Jobim

Half a century ago, Brazilian composer and musician Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994) introduced bossa nova to a worldwide audience with ”The Girl from Ipanema.” This musical collage of countless seamlessly edited excerpts of concert footage covers decades of events all over world. And we see a huge of artists, including Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Judy Garland, Sammy Davis Jr., Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Henri Salvador, Jean Sablon, Chico Buarque, Lisa Ono, Pierre Barouh , and the maestro himself Jobim. There is no commentary; the music speaks for itself. Picture postcards, private photos, official documents, posters, album covers, and sheet music complement the concert footage. [Synopsis courtesy of Cannes]