Montagna con Forza | Digging Deeper
In this film, we follow a wooden boat's venture across a lake. We will be exposed to the vast array of temperate sensations, sensitive harmonies and visions – freed from the conventions of time.
Also, the brutality and mercilessness of life are central elements, in connection with eleven closely connected parts and originally written music.
This production is respectfully dedicated to the fragile world we all live in.
Running time: 56 minutes. Cinema release: 2002. VOD release: 2015.
Montagna con Forza (English: Mountains with Power) is the first music & art film in the Symbiophonies series – a narrative film concept invented by composer Flint Juventino Beppe. It is a unique presentation that combines classical music, fiction, drama and nature.
– His first product in that respect, Montagna con Forza, is a sensation: artistically and creatively a par with the audiovisual works of Philip Glass. The music is fused into the pictures and the pictures melt into the music in such a manner that the audience feel that they take part in a life-journey, as it were. The two artistic aspects are so well brought together and form such an intense unit, that it becomes an impossible task to pick out which factor makes the stronger impression. To say the least, this piece of work represents something completely new within the field of music (…)
Wolfgang Plagge, professor & pianist
Montagna con Forza is a music film out of the ordinary
The experienced and well-known Norwegian filmmaker Petter Vennerød leaves no doubt when he states that Beppe's Montagna con Forza is a music film out of the ordinary. – I was struck by the immensity in the music and the pictures, he says.
Petter Vennerød is appreciated as one of the most experienced film creators in Norway. Through his company Merkur Film AS, he has contributed to a lot of large-scale productions as the TV series Beck
, Fox Grønland
, just to mention a few. In the latter, he has kept a low profile, and is perhaps more renowned from his productions of Norwegian movies in the 70- 80 and 90 s-making half of the duo Wam & Vennerød. Vennrøds company, Merkur Film AS, is co-producing Montagna con Forza
, together with Flint Juventino Beppe. Although working geographically remote from the set (located in Saltdal), Vennerød has played an active part in the making of this movie, but he feels that he cannot make an unbiased statement about the movie and the music.
– The music is magnificent, and with the pictures added, a powerful combination is created. Saltdal can be proud of this product, as it will be shown nation-wide. Later, an international promotion is conceivable, the film-creator states. Vennerød imagines that the next step in this project will be to insert shots of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra into the film. That would be absolutely majestic, Vennerød adds.
– Because of Petter Vennerøds suggestion to use both helicopter and a sub water camera, we felt like drawing on the natural elements: the air, the earth, under and above water, Beppe says. - I feel that all of these elements create a combination of surrealism, aesthetics and music. I think we are moving within the art-film genre; only, we have developed a new set of naturalistic dogmas. We have not removed anything of what the nature has to offer, and we have stayed clear of using effects for the effects' sake, Beppe states.
Information from IMDb
Potos: Stein Inge Pedersen, Tomas Evjen and Terje Olsen
The original premiere poster (2002). Made by Tomas Evjen.
Flint Juventino Beppe at the time of releasing Montagna con Forza. Photo: Tomas Evjen.
- Teil 1: Montagna con Forza „Montagna con Forza", erster Teil einer Film -"Quatrologie", bietet ein außergewöhnliches audiovisuelles Erlebnis, in dem sich klassische Musik, Fiktion, Drama und Natur zu einem einzigartigen Ganzen verbinden. Rund um einen wunderschönen See inmitten der unberührten, dramatischen Landschaft Nord-Norwegens folgen wir einem Boot auf seinem Weg durch den See. Im Verlauf der Reise werden wir die gewaltige emotionale Kraft und die wunderbare Harmonie dieser einzigartigen Landschaft in uns aufnehmen. Die Brutalität und Unbarmherzigkeit des Lebens entwickeln sich zunehmend zu bestimmenden Elementen der Geschichte, die sich schlussendlich als eine Art Totenmesse der Natur entpuppt. Das Videomaterial wurde speziell auf die Originalkompositionen von Flint Juventino Beppe (geb.1973) abgestimmt. Der hochbegabte Autodidakt lebt in Saltdal, einem Tal nördlich des Polarkreises und hat bis dato ungefähr 200 Werke komponiert, darunter Orchesterwerke, Kammermusik und elektronische Musik. Darüber hinaus betätigt er sich als Sänger, Regisseur und Songwriter.DigitalVD, 2002
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