Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets (2014) Film Review


UK   90 Mins

Are you a Pulp fan? If you are, go and see this, and then race home and listen to all of your CDs over and over again, and order this on DVD and watch it again and again and again. Because it’s pretty ace. If you’re not a Pulp fan, I don’t think there is a lot here for you.

It was made in the lead up to their last UK concert in 2012 in their hometown of Sheffield. Filmmaker Florian Habicht (who made Love Story which was part of the MIFF 2012 program) interviewing not only the band and those around them, but also various people around Sheffield who had varying different experiences of and with Pulp.

It’s worth staying til the end of the credits as well.

At times, there was a bit much of these random interviews and there could have been a bit more from the band, but it was the interviews that made this not just about Pulp, but about Sheffield. And the music – there’s plenty of footage from that last concert, and of the crowd singing along. It’s nice to be singing with thousands of people in that way.

Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets is screening at 9pm on Friday August 1 and at 9pm on Sunday August 3 at the Forum. Book tickets at MIFF http://miff.com.au/program/search or call 9662 3722