In 1976 Jørgen Leth made the legendary sports and cycling film, A Sunday in Hell, about the Paris Roubaix cycling race. It defined a genre and helped put the Paris-Roubaix on the global sporting map. Today, more than three decades later, Leth comments on the race for Danish television.
Now 6 internationally acclaimed creative forces, including the world famous American documentary legend Albert Maysles, have come together to make a documentary film following Leth as he prepares for and comments on the race. Everyone on the crew behind this ambitious project has their own connection to Jorgen, some have worked with him, others are friends and still others are great admirers of his work.
The people behind the project say: "Our team of photographers and filmmakers will shoot footage of the race, crowds and Leth himself caught up in the excitement of sport. We’ll capture the intense effort of contemporary pro racers, and will be sure to include stars from cycling’s past. We all have deep respect for Jorgen and are great fans of his work. We’ve had the idea for this film for a while, but have just this year decided to set things in motion to make it happen."
To read more about the project or to make a contribution, please visit Kickstarter.