15
2hrs 21mins

Cult band Sparks join forces with cult director and uber-fan Edgar Wright for this comprehensive and offbeat history of one of the most unusual and influential bands of all time.

Edgar Wright
15

With a career dating back to the 1970s – and stronger than ever 50 years later – brothers Russell and Ron Mael are musical shapeshifters, with their extensive catalogue comprising synth pop, opera and cinema-inflected storytelling, collaborating with the likes of Giorgio Moroder and Franz Ferdinand across 25 inimitable albums – while also making time to write and score Leos Carax’s upcoming Adam Driver-starring Annette.

Amassing a huge, dedicated following, The Sparks Brothers collects testimonies from a host of famous faces, from Mike Myers to Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Flea to ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, attesting to the utterly unique wonder of Sparks’ irreverent, lasting appeal.

Edgar Wright’s spirited documentary is a gleeful love letter to the brothers, complete with his own signature flair and style, with stop-motion puppet interludes and a fittingly unconventional approach in detailing one of popular music’s most lasting, enigmatic mainstays.

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