FORTISSIMO

20m | French | 2019 | Director: Janine Piguet | Australia Premiere | OPENING NIGHT SESSION 17 JULY 7PM

A pianist arrives in her new flat. But as soon as she rehearses, her neighbour tries everything possible to stop her from playing. The reason : she hates classical music. Soon enough, a sound war starts between the two women, very rapidly involving everyone in the building. The pianist, in a moment of madness plays the same Rachmaninov over and over till she faints, while the rest of the neighbors fight over everyday problems from one window to another. When the police arrive, they witness a crowd of hysterical neighbours shouting at each other and take the side of the pianist, the only one who at that moment, after a moment of intense madness, is playing a serene Mozart piece.

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  • Director: Janine Piguet 

  • Writer: Janine Piguet

  • Producer: Thierry Pradervand

  • Key Cast: Janine Piguet

  • Key Cast: Laure Balon

  • Key Cast: Francis Coffinet

  • Key Cast: Thierry Pradervand

  • DOP: Thierry Pradervand

  • Sound: Mitch Gasser

  • Editor:  Julie Quintard

  • Sound Design: Mitch Gasser

  • Music: Rachmaninov, Grieg, Mozart

  • Impro by Hyung Jun Lim, Voxset

  • Language: French

  • Country: Switzerland

  • Genre: Comedy

 Director: Janine Piguet

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