Musical Globe

Pulp: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets

Florian Habicht
Screening time  
26.02. / Thursday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 4  
27.02. / Friday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 5  
Dylan said ‘Don’t look back’ - but what happens if you do?

Following his cinematic Love Story to New York, New Zealand director Florian Habicht returns with a cinematic love letter to Sheffield and its best-known ‘90s export, Pulp. After a 10-year hiatus, Pulp reunited in 2012 for a two-year worldwide reunion tour, hitting London, New York and... Sheffield. This is a concert film of their final show, in their hometown, among the common people. Pulp is as much a mildly absurd portrait of the unlikeliest of stars as it is an intimate picture of the city of Sheffield, and its inhabitants. The band's rangy, geeky frontman Jarvis Cocker takes centrestage as a mirror of the imperturbable locals, lending credence to the film's cocked-eyebrow subtitle A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets and its askew, Gondry-esque nature.


Florian Habicht

Florian Habicht was born in Berlin and immigrated with his family to New Zealand. He studied filmmaking at the Elam School of Fine Arts Auckland and at the Binger Filmlab Amsterdam. Florian is responsible for some of New Zealand’s most original and innovative films. His debut feature Woodenhead (2003), a Grimm inspired musical fairytale, became a cult hit in New Zealand. In 2012 when his feature Love Story screened at the London Film Festival, Jarvis Cocker and Pulp invited him to make a feature documentary/concert film about the group.

General sponsor

Pulp: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets

Great Britain
2014, 90', DCP

Directed by:
Florian Habicht

Screenplay by:
Jarvis Cocker, Florian Habicht, Peter O’Donoghue

Maria Ines Manchego

Edited by:
Peter O’Donoghue


Alex Boden

Produced by:
Pistachio Pictures, Oscilloscope Laboratories

Festivals & Awards:

Athens International Film Festival 2014 – Golden Athena – Special Jury Mention; Melbourne International Film Festival 2014; Hot Docs 2014; SXSW Film Festival 2014; In-Edit Festival 2014; Sheffield Doc Fest 2014; Docaviv Israel 2014; New Zealand International Film Festival 2014; Sydney Film Festival 2014; Brussels International Film Festival 2014; Shanghai International Film Festival 2014; Guanajuato International Film Festival 2014; Traverse City Film Festival 2014; DokuFest Kosovo 2014; Helsinki International Film Festival 2014; Copenhagen International Film Festival 2014; Montreal International Documentary Festival 2014; Viennale 2014; Reykjavík International Film Festival 2014; In Edit Barcelona 2014; Latitude Festival 2014; Marfa Film Festival 2014; The Black Cat Festival 2014