Grand Tour Italiano. 61 Films from Early 1900s

Year: 2016 Categories: Dvd and booklet
price: 19.90 18.90 €
language: italian / english
Descriptions

2 Dvd e 1 booklet (289' + 88 pp.)

curated by Andrea Meneghelli

Do you wish to see beauty? Over a century ago, hordes of cine-camera operators, both Italian and from further afield, travelled far and wide through Italy to film the landscapes, villages, cities, events, factories, customs and traditions of our country, for the benefit of a whole new category of person: the cinemagoer around the world.
With this collection of 61 films, restored by the Cineteca di Bologna and other prestigious film archives, we hop aboard a machine travelling through time and space, stopping off at hundreds of destinations, from Sicily to Monte Cervino. Italy as we’ve never seen it before, suspended between the nineteenth century and modernity, in the old and rare images that have survived. A Grand Tour, a journey of pleasure, of course, but also one that better helps us to understand the country today.

Piano accompaniment composed and performed by Daniele Furlati


THE BOOKLET

The booklet includes an essay by Andrea Meneghelli, an article by Dominique Païni, notes on each film and a text on the music by Daniele Furlati