Thursday, July 07, 2005

Il Natale di Cretinetti

IT 1911. PC: Itala Film. Starring André Deed (Cretinetti). Original 236 m, surviving: 132 m /16 fps/ 8'. Cineteca di Bologna, Archivo Nacional de la Imagen - Sodre 2002 (Fernando Pereda). ♪ Maud Nelissen. Wednesday 6 July 2005, Cinema Lumière 1, Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna. Another great Christmas film by Cretinetti. He comes to the Christmas party at his fiancée's house with an overwhelmingly bigger amount of gifts that he can comfortably carry, complete with a Christmas tree, a rifle, and a wooden horse. He bumps into a postman, gifts get mixed up, and Cretinetti picks up a packet containing three bottles: ether of fear, ether of mirth, and ether of anger. He bumps into the butler, and the three ether bottles break with predictable results.

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