"In a condemned church, an orchestra has gathered for rehearsal. While a television crew is recording, the musicians are rehearsing not only the notes, but also the riot.
"In a condemned church, an orchestra has gathered for rehearsal. While a television crew is recording, the musicians are rehearsing not only the notes, but also the riot. The conductor is visibly less able to cope with the chaos in the hall. When everyone finally submits to the maestro, he shamelessly exploits his newfound power - until, like a deus ex machina, the mighty concrete bulb of a demolition excavator breaks through the church wall."
Cinema Rex Bern
"Prova d'orchestrashows one of the many dark visions of the world Fellini also depicted inLa dolce vitaorIl casanova di Federico Fellinid. The bitter and at the same time comic parable on the changeability of human social behavior and power structures shows above all a human 'trial'. This is also made clear by the sloppy, boring score that Nino Rota has deliberately and very skillfully composed for the orchestra. As much as this film is not a feast for the ears, it is important to have seen it."
Contributors and additional information:
Italy, FRG 1978
70 min. color. DCP. I/e
Director: Federico Fellini
Screenplay: Federico Fellini, Brunello Rondi
Cinematography: Giuseppe Rotunno
Editing: Ruggero Mastroianni
Music: Nino Rota
With: Balduin Baas, Clara Colosimo, Elizabeth Labi
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