Bruno Bozzetto, 85 mins, Italy,
Italian with English subtitles
Courtesy: Sharmill Films
Italian animator Bruno Bozzetto spoofs Disney's
animated classic Fantasia (1940) in the weird, experimental and
unabashedly imaginative Allegro non Troppo. With a decidedly adult
sensibility and a darker sense of humour, the film strings together
colourful studies of loneliness, loss, and social absurdity with
a coarse, doodling line that wouldn't be out of place in Mad magazine.
Firmly of its decade and flavoured strongly of trippy spectacle,
Bozzetto's stream-of-consciousness vignettes are both witty and
smartly conceived. Featuring the work of six giants of classical
music, Allegro non Troppo ponders the absence of permanence with
a quirky sense of fun.