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Alexander Bălănescu

  • Jun 11, 1954 (age 65)
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2011
The Island
AlbumJan 1, 2011

The Island

The Island released.
2002
Nomination2002

Best Achievement in Music - Original Score

Nominated for "Eisenstein".
Genie Award
2000
Music for Il Partigiano Johnny
AlbumJan 1, 2000

Music for Il Partigiano Johnny

Music for Il Partigiano Johnny released.
1997
The Wind of Changes
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MovieMar 29, 1997

The Wind of Changes

Based on the wry recollections of Romanian violin virtuoso …
Based on the wry recollections of Romanian violin virtuoso Alexander Balanescu, who also contributes the soaring score, Phil Mulloy's surprisingly heartfelt animation contemplates the meaning of artistic freedom. Balanescu recounts three distinct stages of his life: his first violin in Soviet-controlled Romania; immigrating to New York to study at Juilliard; and performing as a professional musician in London. Away from Romania's repressive environment, the obstacles blocking the way of genuinely original artistic expression are more subtle but equally pervasive. Even Mulloy's most surreal images (bureaucrats killing a snowman, a violin as a jackhammer or a concert audience as a graveyard of empty nostalgia) are sharply descriptive of Balanescu's experience. Drawing on found footage in addition to freewheeling animation, THE WIND OF CHANGES's mosaic approach to first-person narration bears comparisons with the dense graphic novels of Chris Ware and Art Spiegelman.
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1954
Alexander Bălănescu
BirthJune 1954

Alexander Bălănescu

Alexander Bălănescu was born.
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