Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Il ruscello di Ripasottile

22.00 Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, 30 June 2010.
The Brook of Ripasottile. IT 1941. PC Excelsior-SACI. R.: Roberto Rossellini. 8 min (frammento). Electronic subtitles in English by Sub-Ti.
Restored at L'Immagine Ritrovata (2010) from fragments found by Domenico Murdaca in the cinema Cilea of Palmi (Calabria). Plot reconstructed from synopses. The badly damaged film was scanned in 2K and digitally restored and reconstructed.

An amazing discovery, the last of Rossellini's early shorts, believed lost. A nature story, a mixture of fairy-tale and documentary, told for children, featuring perches, trout, crows, frogs, and so on.

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