IL PRIMO MOTO DELL'IMMOBILE

by Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva
THE FIRST MOTION OF THE IMMOVABLE - IL PRIMO MOTO DELL'IMMOBILE

Informations

Nation: France, Italy

Year: 2018

Length: 80'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

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). While the author 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.

Director

Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva

Sebastiano  d'Ayala Valva

Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva (London, United Kingdom, 1978) was born to an Italian father and an English mother. He lives in Paris where in 2003, he graduated from the Institut d’études politiques. Since 2005, he wrote and directed several documentaries for French television: Transvestites Also Cry (2007), Angel (2009)Adapté(s) (2012), Performants Autrement (2016). His documentary La casa del padre (2009) was screened at Torino Film Festival. His last work Il primo moto dell'immobile (2018) has been acquired by ARTE and it will be shown on La Lucarne after its screenings at Torino Film Festival and IDFA.

Filmography:
filmografia/filmography
Les travestis pleurent aussi (mm, doc., 2007), Angel (doc., 2008), La casa del padre (doc., 2009).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva
fotografia/cinematography
Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva, Olivier Chambon, Marc Aderghal, Thomas Bremond, Stéphane Saporito, Agostino Vertucci, Felice D’Agostino
montaggio/film editing
Santi Minasi
suono/sound
Enrico Ascoli
interpreti/cast

Salvatore Pilosu, Livia Mazzanti, Franco D'Ayala Valva, Michiko Hirayama, Elena Schirru, Jöelle Léandre, Alexander Lauterwasser, Choeur et Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France, Marianne Schroeder, Carol Robinson
produttore/producer
Nicolas Lesoult
coproduttori/coproducers
Claudio Saraceni, Federico Saraceni, Jacopo Saraceni
produzione/production
Les Films de la Butte
coproduzione/coproduction
Ideacinema

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contatti/contacts
Ideacinema
Federico Saraceni
[email protected]
www.ideacinema.it

Director statement

“Scelsi helped me understand creation in different terms: he pushed me to go beyond the restrictive concept of art as catharsis, or mere expression of a point of view, or the simple result of personal ideas. Instead he pushed me to see art as a state of availability, of opening, which permits the artist to receive from outside that which nourishes his art, transforming him into nothing more than an intermediary. […] Il primo moto dell’immobile perhaps represents this vital instinct that is creativity and that we all have inside.”

Synopsis Learn more

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). While the author 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.

Director All about direction

Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva

Sebastiano  d'Ayala Valva

Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva (London, United Kingdom, 1978) was born to an Italian father and an English mother. He lives in Paris where in 2003, he graduated from the Institut d’études politiques. Since 2005, he wrote and directed several documentaries for French television: Transvestites Also Cry (2007), Angel (2009)Adapté(s) (2012), Performants Autrement (2016). His documentary La casa del padre (2009) was screened at Torino Film Festival. His last work Il primo moto dell'immobile (2018) has been acquired by ARTE and it will be shown on La Lucarne after its screenings at Torino Film Festival and IDFA.

Filmography:
filmografia/filmography
Les travestis pleurent aussi (mm, doc., 2007), Angel (doc., 2008), La casa del padre (doc., 2009).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva
fotografia/cinematography
Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva, Olivier Chambon, Marc Aderghal, Thomas Bremond, Stéphane Saporito, Agostino Vertucci, Felice D’Agostino
montaggio/film editing
Santi Minasi
suono/sound
Enrico Ascoli
interpreti/cast

Salvatore Pilosu, Livia Mazzanti, Franco D'Ayala Valva, Michiko Hirayama, Elena Schirru, Jöelle Léandre, Alexander Lauterwasser, Choeur et Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France, Marianne Schroeder, Carol Robinson
produttore/producer
Nicolas Lesoult
coproduttori/coproducers
Claudio Saraceni, Federico Saraceni, Jacopo Saraceni
produzione/production
Les Films de la Butte
coproduzione/coproduction
Ideacinema

**
contatti/contacts
Ideacinema
Federico Saraceni
[email protected]
www.ideacinema.it

Director statement Read more

“Scelsi helped me understand creation in different terms: he pushed me to go beyond the restrictive concept of art as catharsis, or mere expression of a point of view, or the simple result of personal ideas. Instead he pushed me to see art as a state of availability, of opening, which permits the artist to receive from outside that which nourishes his art, transforming him into nothing more than an intermediary. […] Il primo moto dell’immobile perhaps represents this vital instinct that is creativity and that we all have inside.”