MIPTV Picks 2012: The Art of Yodeling

If this film is to be believed, then yodeling isn't just for the silver-haired set anymore.
March 23, 2012

If this film is to be believed, then yodeling isn’t just for the silver-haired set anymore. The documentary follows young philosophy student Polkabjorn (we’re betting that’s not his real name) and his musical accomplice “Kleine Heine” as they take their yodel-riffic act around the world, playing venues ranging from bars to stadiums. And while they may approach yodeling with a touch of hipster-friendly irony, the lads seem genuinely motivated in their pursuit to meet yodeling legend Franzl Lang. Oh, and did we mention their manager is a male stripper?

Partners: Flimmer Film (Norway), distributed by First Hand Films

Length: 1 x 58 minutes, 1 x 72 minutes

Aired: March 2012 (NRK)

Rights available: More info upon request

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.