Duration: 80 minutes
Age rating: M12
FROM TONAN QUITO
In Federico Fellini’s film (1978), a classical orchestra gathers in an oratory to rehearse. This is the Hot Club de Portugal Jazz Orchestra and the meeting point is TMF.
Fellini built a film around an orchestra that refuses its collective nature and with the musicians united by the purpose of dethroning the maestro. Criticism ranged from the apology of fascism to the naive political approach, it was considered reactionary and conservative.
None of that. For Fellini, “it is an ethical parable to provoke a certain shame in the people, to show that the disorganized madness of the people can provoke the organized madness of the State, the dictatorship.”