The Magic Flute
Animation / Italy / 1978 / 54 min / live interpretation
Original Title : Il flauto magico
Production : Luzzati-Gianini Productions
International Sales : Carla Rezza Gianini et Lorenzo De Tomasi
Script : Emanuel Schikaneder
Interprétation : Marcello Barteli
Music : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Prince Tamino sees himself entrusted with the mission of freeing the beautiful Pamina, daughter of the night queen, who has been kidnapped by the mysterious Sarastro. With the help of two talismans, a magic flute and a magic chime, the young man, accompanied by Papageno, encounters many pitfalls on his journey.
Emanuele Luzzati et Giulio Gianini
Luzzati and Gianini met in the middle of the 1950s. They co-direct, amongst other, a trilogy inspired by the music of Rossini : The Thieving Magpie (La gazza ladra, 1964), The Italian Girl in Algiers (L’italiana in Algeri, 1968) and Pulcinella (1973), as well as The Magic Flute (Il flauto magico) in 1978.
Born in 1921 in Genoa, Luzzati leaves Italy in 1940 to study fine arts in Lausanne. He returns to Italy in 1945 and starts a career as a theatre, ballet and opera set designer before working with Gianini. Additionally, he writes and illustrate children books. He dies in 2007.
Born in 1927, Gianini begins as a production assistant and set designer before becoming a photographer. He shoots documentaries about Art as well as several feature films in Italy, before focusing on animation with Luzzati, Leo Lionni and Jean-Michel Folon. He dies in 2009.
25/01 - 10h : Vitry, 3 Cinés Robespierre
25/01 - 14h30 : Champigny, Studio 66
27/01 - 14h30 : Vincennes, Espace D. Sorano
29/01 - 14h : L’Haÿ-les-Roses, La Tournelle
30/01 - 9h30 : Ormesson, Centre Culturel
31/01 - 14h15 : Gentilly, Salle des fêtes
4/02 - 10h30 : Fontenay, Le Kosmos
Lorenzo De Tomasi
info at gianinieluzzati.it