BELLA E PERDUTA

by Pietro Marcello
BELLA E PERDUTA - BELLA E PERDUTA

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2015

Length: 87'

33° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

From the depths of Mount Vesuvius, Pulcinella is sent to present-day Campania to carry out the last wishes of the shepherd Tommaso: to save a young buffalo named Sarchiapone. In the Royal Palace of Carditello, an abandoned Bourbon residence in the heart of the “land of fires,” Pulcinella finds the young buffalo and takes it north with him. Man and animal take a long journey through a beautiful and lost Italy, and in the end they won’t find what they had hoped to find. 

Director

Pietro Marcello

Pietro Marcello

Pietro Marcello (Caserta, Italy, 1976) debuted in 2003 with the shorts Carta and Scampia. In 2004, he directed the documentary Il cantiere and the next year he made the short La baracca. In 2007, he directed Il passaggio della linea, which was entirely shot on express trains crossing Italy; presented at the Venice Film Festival, it won the Pasinetti Doc Award and a special mention for the Doc/it Award. La bocca del lupo, his first feature film, won Best Film and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2009 Torino Film Festival, and the Caligari Film Award and the Teddy at the Berlin Film Festival. In 2011, the Armenian director Artavazd Pelešjan was the subject of his film-portrait Il silenzio di Pelešjan, presented in the Orizzonti section in Venice. 

Filmography:
Carta (cm, 2003), Scampia (cm, 2003), Il cantiere (mm, doc., 2004), La baracca (cm, doc., 2005), Il passaggio della linea (mm, doc., 2007), La bocca del lupo (2009), Il silenzio di Pelešjan (2011), Venice 70: Future Reloaded - Unitled (cm, 2013), 9x10 (ep. L’umile Italia, 2014), Bella e perduta (2015).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Pietro Marcello
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Maurizio Braucci, Pietro Marcello
fotografia/cinematography
Pietro Marcello, Salvatore Landi
montaggio/film editing
Sara Fgaier
musica/music
Marco Messina, Sacha Ricci
suono/sound
Riccardo Spagnol
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Tommaso Castrone (Tommaso), Sergio Vitolo (Pulcinella), Gesuino Pittalis (Gesuino), Elio Germano (voce/voice over)
produttori/producers
Sara Fgaier, Pietro Marcello
produzione/production
Avventurosa
coproduttore/coproducer
Dario Zonta
distribuzione/distribution
Cinecittà Luce


contatti/contacts
Cinecittà Luce
Marlon Pellegrini
m.pellegrini@cinecittaluce.it
www.cinecittaluce.it

Director statement

“When I came upon the Royal Palace of Carditello and the fairytale – because it is a fairytale – of Tommaso, the ‘angel of Carditello,’ the shepherd who with immense sacrifice dedicated many years of his life to taking care of an abandoned heritage site, I saw a powerful metaphor for what I felt I had to recount. After the sudden and premature death of Tommaso, Bella e perduta – which initially began as a ‘journey in Italy’ destined to touch other destinations – became a different film, combining fairytale and documentary, dream and reality.”

Synopsis Learn more

From the depths of Mount Vesuvius, Pulcinella is sent to present-day Campania to carry out the last wishes of the shepherd Tommaso: to save a young buffalo named Sarchiapone. In the Royal Palace of Carditello, an abandoned Bourbon residence in the heart of the “land of fires,” Pulcinella finds the young buffalo and takes it north with him. Man and animal take a long journey through a beautiful and lost Italy, and in the end they won’t find what they had hoped to find. 

Director All about direction

Pietro Marcello

Pietro Marcello

Pietro Marcello (Caserta, Italy, 1976) debuted in 2003 with the shorts Carta and Scampia. In 2004, he directed the documentary Il cantiere and the next year he made the short La baracca. In 2007, he directed Il passaggio della linea, which was entirely shot on express trains crossing Italy; presented at the Venice Film Festival, it won the Pasinetti Doc Award and a special mention for the Doc/it Award. La bocca del lupo, his first feature film, won Best Film and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2009 Torino Film Festival, and the Caligari Film Award and the Teddy at the Berlin Film Festival. In 2011, the Armenian director Artavazd Pelešjan was the subject of his film-portrait Il silenzio di Pelešjan, presented in the Orizzonti section in Venice. 

Filmography:
Carta (cm, 2003), Scampia (cm, 2003), Il cantiere (mm, doc., 2004), La baracca (cm, doc., 2005), Il passaggio della linea (mm, doc., 2007), La bocca del lupo (2009), Il silenzio di Pelešjan (2011), Venice 70: Future Reloaded - Unitled (cm, 2013), 9x10 (ep. L’umile Italia, 2014), Bella e perduta (2015).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Pietro Marcello
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Maurizio Braucci, Pietro Marcello
fotografia/cinematography
Pietro Marcello, Salvatore Landi
montaggio/film editing
Sara Fgaier
musica/music
Marco Messina, Sacha Ricci
suono/sound
Riccardo Spagnol
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Tommaso Castrone (Tommaso), Sergio Vitolo (Pulcinella), Gesuino Pittalis (Gesuino), Elio Germano (voce/voice over)
produttori/producers
Sara Fgaier, Pietro Marcello
produzione/production
Avventurosa
coproduttore/coproducer
Dario Zonta
distribuzione/distribution
Cinecittà Luce


contatti/contacts
Cinecittà Luce
Marlon Pellegrini
m.pellegrini@cinecittaluce.it
www.cinecittaluce.it

Director statement Read more

“When I came upon the Royal Palace of Carditello and the fairytale – because it is a fairytale – of Tommaso, the ‘angel of Carditello,’ the shepherd who with immense sacrifice dedicated many years of his life to taking care of an abandoned heritage site, I saw a powerful metaphor for what I felt I had to recount. After the sudden and premature death of Tommaso, Bella e perduta – which initially began as a ‘journey in Italy’ destined to touch other destinations – became a different film, combining fairytale and documentary, dream and reality.”