De la musique ou La jota de Rosset

  • 90'
  • France
  • 2013
Jean-Charles Fitoussi is back with yet another delicious philosophical (re)treat. How about spending a laid-back summer afternoon in the varied beauties of Majorca, bathed in golden southern light listening to Clément Rosset - a one-of-a-kind philosopher - and Espinoza conversing about the mysterious pleasure that music gives to our body and mind?
Much more than a recorded conversation, and easily more than philosophy in its academic sense, On Music or The Dance of Joy is a special work where music dances with images and, in lieu of ordinary descriptive progression, the narrative follows sensorial and spiritual demands to transcend the whole to find pure grace. Hence, the discourse and reasoning are freed from the limitations of cognitive signification and the dictatorship of logic. On Music or The Dance of Joy is a joyful manifesto about thought, music and cinema, and ultimately a hymn to life.
Director
Jean-Charles Fitoussi
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
France
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
90'
Medium
DCP
International title
On Music or the Dance of Joy
Languages
French, Spanish
Producer
François Hatiès
Production Company
Aura été Production
Sales
Aura été Production
Screenplay
Jean-Charles Fitoussi
Cinematography
Jean-Charles Fitoussi
Editor
Jean-Charles Fitoussi
Production Design
François Hatiès
Music
Mozart, Sinnhuber
Cast
Santiago Espinosa, Clément Rosset