Saturday, June 27, 2009

Cento anni fà 1 – Milano 1909: Il primo concorso mondiale di cinematografia

A Hundred Years Ago 1 – Milan 1909: The 1st World Film Competition. Presentano Mariann Lewinsky e Giovanni Laso. Grand piano: Antonio Coppola. Cinema Lumière 1, Bologna, 27 June 2009

Celebrating the Centenary of the first film festival.

Nerone / Nero, or The Fall of Rome. IT 1909. PC: Ambrosio. 35mm. 291 m. Col. Digibeta, alas. From: CSC-Cineteca Nazionale / restored in 2006. - Fiction, Antiquity.
I bersaglieri. IT 1909. PC: Ancona Film. 35mm. 200 m. Col. From: Cineteca di Bologna – Lanterna Film
La Légende du premier violon. FR 1909. PC: Eclipse 35mm. 211 m. Col. From: Lobster Films / print from 1993. - Fiction. The pact with the Devil: a lady gets a diabolical violin.
The Niagara in Winter Dress. US 1909. PC: Vitagraph. 35mm. 54 m. From: BFINA. - Doc. Magnificent views of the snow-clad Niagara. *
Villes et cimetières arabes. FR 1909. D: Alexandre Promio. PC: Théophile Pathé. 35mm. 72 m. Colour print. From: AFF/CNC. - Doc. *
Princess Nicotine. GB 1909. PC: Vitagraph. 35mm. 109 m. Col. From: Cineteca del Friuli / Lobster Films. - Fantasy, féerie. No title cards. Little fairies. Stop motion. Is this an advertising film? *
Patrizia e schiava / In der Villa der Patrizierin. IT 1909. PC: Cines. 35mm. 300 m. B&w. Deutsche Zwischentitel. From: BFINA. - Fiction, Antiquity, féerie. Flash titles mainly. The story of a slave girl, the tragedy of abduction. Meeting the gods of the sea. The joy of the comeback.
La fidanzata di Cretinetti / El casamiento de Toribio. IT 1909. PC: Itala-Film. 35mm. 45 m. From: BFINA. - A Cretinetti farce, Spanish intertitles.

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