SILVER HAIR STILL ROCKS

Original Title: Silver Hair Still Rocks
Year: 2022
Duration: 96 min.
Country: Germany

Director: Matthias Lukoschek, Andrea Ruethlein

Synopsis:
In the early 70s, a handful of people discovered the idyllic beaches of Goa. They were dropouts from the commercialized world who proudly called themselves “hippie freaks” and still spend every winter there.
In the film, shot on original locations in Goa, long-time friends and contemporary witnesses trace a world of awakening, a world full of freedom, lust and spirituality. Everyday life in their Goa paradise was marked not only by deprivation, but also by a certain insanity.

In the meantime, especially since the beginning of the pandemic, the scene has changed fundamentally and the circle of friends of the legendary ’hippie freaks’ is, also due to age, becoming smaller and smaller. But that doesn’t stop them to continue dancing. Their memories embedded in atmospheric pictures make the magic of Goa still tangible and alive.

Reviews:

  •  “Their memories, in combination with the atmospheric images, make the special spirit of Goa tangible and alive again.” International Hof Film Festival, Germany

Awards/Festivals:

  • BEST DIRECTOR, Cinemaking International Film Festival 2021/2022, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • BEST DIRECTOR, 8th Rajasthan International Film Festival 2022, Jaipur, India
  • Nominee for BEST GRANIT at the documentary competition at 56th International Hof Film Festival, Germany
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD, Global Taj International Film Festival 2022, India