Giacinto Scelsi. The First Motion of the Immovable

    • Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva
    • France, Italy
    • 2018
    • 81 min
    • International Premiere
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance
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    The childhood memory when his father made him listen to a terrifying music, pushed the director onto the trail of his mysterious relative: the composer Giacinto Scelsi who claimed not to be the author of his music, but receiving it from the divine. Spending his life a recluse in Rome, he prohibited anyone from photographing him. At the end of his life, he recorded his memories on magnetic tape. In The First Movement of the Immovable, while the director attempts to overcome an ancestral fear through a deep immersion in the spiritual soundscape of a visionary yet invisible artist, the spirit of Scelsi finds a new and disembodied expression : the sound wave.

    Credits

    Director
    Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva
    Production
    Nicolas Lesoult for Les Films de la Butte, Sophie de Hijes for Les Films de la Butte
    Co-production
    Claudio, Federico e Jacopo Saraceni for ideacinema, FEDERICO SARACENI for Ideacinema
    Involved TV Channel
    Radio France, ARTE

    Contact

    World Sales
    Nicolas Lesoult for Les Films de la Butte
    Festival Handling
    Nicolas Lesoult for Les Films de la Butte

    More information

    Spoken languages
    French
    Italian

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    IDFA history

    2018
    International Premiere
    IDFA Competition for First Appearance

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