Allegro Non Troppo + Live music by Pjoni
directed by Bruno Bozzetto
Allegro non troppo is a movie born out of its author’s love for music. Using a combination of live action and animation, Bozzetto illustrates six excerpts of classical music: Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance No. 7, Ravel’s Bolero, Sibelius’ Valse Triste, Vivaldi’s Concerto in C Major, and Stravinsky’s Firebird. Each piece represents one single story of a different genre, ranging from a grotesque to an ancient fate tragedy, while all the parts are linked by live action intermezzi. In this way, Bozzetto draws attention to the importance of sound in animated movies and tries to find the limit of a functional author’s interventions to the original music, such as cuts or occasional noises. The mutual respect of both fundamental components of the film as an audio-visual artwork results in a single comprehensive poetics. In addition, the movie sparks a debate over the ability to transfer a musical concept into a visual form, while offering us different perspectives on the subject in each individual movie part.
The film will be accompanied by live music performed by the Slovak musician Pjoni.