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Mistaken For Strangers @ BFI Film Festival

It must’ve felt quite surreal after a decade of being that talented sleeper, that clockwork bomb hidden in the shadows of groundbreaking fame. With the release of their fifth studio album ‘High Violet’ in 2010, ‘The National’ finally evolved from critic’s long-standing darlings into one of most celebrated rock bands at present, playing sold out shows all over the world. And their follow-up ‘Trouble will find me’ turned out to be barely less phenomenal. Longingly waiting for the new material to arrive, an announcement nearly slipped my attention: ‘Mistaken for Strangers’, a music documentary by Tom Berninger, who followed his brother’s band on a six-month world tour. Opening the prestigious ‘Tribeca’ in April, hopping from one independent film festival to another and receiving widely positive reviews, the project eventually appeared on the list for the ‘BFI London Film Festival’. Well, what a happy coincidence. Everyone expecting a big budget documentary, elaborate tracking shots, crystal-clear HD-sequences, fancy interview locations and countless minutes of concert footage: Well, that’s not quite it. It’s not a film about The …