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Commedia dell’Arte—Reprise
Bella e perduta (Lost and Beautiful)

December 11 at 4:30
East Building Auditorium

In Bella e perduta, a masked Pulcinella is summoned from the afterlife to wander through present-day Campania in search of a new home for a young buffalo, called Sarchiapone, who also narrates the film. This buffalo calf was the beloved companion to the late shepherd Tommaso Cestrone, caretaker of the abandoned Bourbon palace Carditello. Based on a story by Guido Piovene, Bella e perduta mixes original documentary footage with delicate poetic reverie and “layers the past, the present, and the timeless world of nature, fusing styles to explore Italy’s bucolic traditions and fragile but enduring cultural legacies” — Nicolas Rapold. (Pietro Marcello and Maurizio Braucci, 2015, DCP, subtitles, 87 minutes)

courtesy Grasshopper Film

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