In 1950, following the experiment with the movie short Tim and Teddy, Ivo Caprino began filming Music in the Attic. This movie was the first Norwegian colour film in the 35-mm cinema format, and is 19 minutes long.
Once again, Ivo’s mother, Ingeborg Gude Folkestad, modelled the puppets, and the collaboration with Bjarne Sandemose – a man of many talents, was already in place.
Twin child actors, Lars and Lotte, took the lead roles in the movie where the Sandman spirits them away into a musical fantasy land, where the instruments come alive and even play advanced jazz. Gunnar Sønstevold wrote the music. —caprino.no
Ivo Caprino (17 February 1920 – 8 February 2001) was a Norwegian film director and writer, best known for his puppet films. His most famous film is Flåklypa Grand Prix (“Pinchcliffe Grand Prix”), made in 1975.
In the mid 1940s, Caprino helped his mother design puppets for a puppet theatre, which inspired him to try making a film using his mother’s designs. The result of their collaboration was Tim og Tøffe, an 8 minute film released in 1949 . Several films followed in the next couple of years, including two 15 minute shorts that are still shown regularly in Norway today, Veslefrikk med Fela (Little Freddy and his Fiddle), based on a Norwegian folk tale, and Karius og Baktus, a story by Thorbjørn Egner of two little trolls, representing Caries and Bacterium, living in a boy’s teeth. Ingeborg Gude made the puppets for these films as well, as she would continue to do up until her death in the mid sixties.
When making Tim og Tøffe, Caprino invented an ingenious method for… read more