The First Motion of the Immovable

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The First Motion of the Immovable (Il Primo Moto Dell'Immobile)

Directed by Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva

  • Italy, France 2018; 80 min
  • Original version: Italian, French
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Best First Appearance - IDFA
    • Special Prize for Italian Documentaries - Torino FF


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.



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