The childhood memory of the moment his father made him listen to a terrifying music, pushed the director onto the trail of his mysterious relative: the composer Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988). Claiming not to be the author of his own music, Scelsi insisted he received it from the divine. Spending the majority of his life a recluse in his apartment in Rome, he went so far as to prohibit anyone from photographing him. Near the end of his life, he decided to record his memories and thoughts on magnetic tape, requesting that they not be made public until fifteen years after his death. 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 in its ideal form: the sound wave.
Festival & Award
- IDFA 2018 - AWARD FOR BEST FIRST APPEARANCE
- 36TFF Torino Film Festival - SPECIAL PRIZE
- Sofia International Film Festival 2019 - In Competition