Tonica Dominante | 1999

Drama, Music
Tonic in traditional Western music is the root note of a key, and dominant is the fifth note of a scale. The tension between these two has often been exploited by composers in the sonata form. The film is basically a ...more

Cast

... Clarinet

Actor

... Violin

Actor

... Maestro

Actor

... Piano

Actor

Company

Cinematografica Superfilmes

Production Company

Ledo Audivisual Teatro

Production Company

Synopsis

Tonic in traditional Western music is the root note of a key, and dominant is the fifth note of a scale. The tension between these two has often been exploited by composers in the sonata form. The film is basically a metaphor for music creation. The film chronicles three days in the life of a young musician and the three days correspond to the three movements of a classical sonata, each one containing its inner structure of dramatic development and the sum of the three leading to a final conclusion. On the first day the protagonist endures loneliness and fragility. On the second day what was to be a pleasant encounter becomes a nightmare. On the third day the young protagonist finally finds peace through music. Being a film about music, there is almost no dialogue and the story is mainly narrated through the integration of image and music.

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