GIUSEPPE VERDI

by Raffaello Matarazzo
GIUSEPPE VERDI - GIUSEPPE VERDI

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 1953

Length: 121'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

1901, elderly Giuseppe Verdi is near death. But before he dies, the great composer thinks back to 1838: Giuseppe is in Milan, the city which has welcomed the greatest names in symphonic music and opera, and is trying to pass the entrance exam to the conservatory. Even though he isn’t accepted, he doesn’t give up and a short while later his first opera, Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio, is fairly successful. A few years after that, following a period of deep crisis, Verdi meets the soprano Giuseppina Strepponi and finally achieves success. He becomes even more famous after composing Nabucco, in 1842, which transforms Giuseppe into the most famous composer of his time and the symbol of Italy’s fight for independence. [cg]


In collaboration with Cineteca Nazionale

Director

Raffaello Matarazzo

Raffaello Matarazzo

Raffaello Matarazzo (Rome, Italy, 1909-1966) debuted as a film critic for “Il Tevere” and “L’Italia letteraria” and worked as assistant director for Mario Camerini. He debuted as a director in 1933 with Treno popolare, but its lack of success convinced him to turn to comedy, with movies such as L’anonima Roylott (1936), L’albergo degli assenti (1939) and Giorno di nozze (1942). After shooting a number of films in Spain, he began a multi-year collaboration with the production company Titanus and made a long series of movies starring Amedeo Nazzari and Yvonne Sanson, and written by Aldo De Benedetti (Chains, 1949; Torment, 1950; Nobody’s Children, 1951; Chi è senza peccato…, 1952; Torna!, 1953; The White Angel, 1955). He returned to comedy during the 1960s and ended his career with the melodrama My Love (1964).

Filmography:
Treno popolare (1933), Kiki (1934), Joe il rosso (1936), L’anonima Roylott (1936), Sono stato io! (1937), L’albergo degli assenti (1939), Giù il sipario (1940), Trappola d’amore (1940), Notte di fortuna (1941), Giorno di nozze (1942), Il birichino di papà (1943), La fumeria d’oppio (1947), Lo sciopero dei milioni (1948), Paolo e Francesca (1949), Catene (1949), Tormento (1950), I figli di nessuno (1951), Il tenente Giorgio (1952), Chi è senza peccato... (1953), Torna! (1953), Vortice (1953), La schiava del peccato (1954), L’angelo bianco (1955), La risaia (1956), L’ultima violenza (1957), Malinconico autunno (1958), Cerasella (1960), Adultero lui, adultera lei (1963), I terribili 7 (1964), Amore mio (1964).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Raffaello Matarazzo
soggetto/story
Mario Monicelli, Leo Benvenuti, Liana Ferri, Giovanna Soria, Piero Pierotti e da un’idea di/and from an idea by Maleno Malenotti
fotografia/cinematography
Tino Santoni
montaggio/film editing
Mario Serandrei
scenografia/production design
Alberto Boccianti
costumi/costume design
Dino Di Bari
musica/music
Giuseppe Verdi
interpreti/cast
Pierre Gressoy, Gaby Andrè, Anna Maria Ferrero, Mario Del Monaco, Tito Gobbi
produttore/producer
Maleno Malenotti
produzione/production
Consorzio Verdi


contatti/contacts
Cineteca Nazionale
Laura Argento
laura.argento@fondazionecsc.it
www.fondazionecsc.it

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1901, elderly Giuseppe Verdi is near death. But before he dies, the great composer thinks back to 1838: Giuseppe is in Milan, the city which has welcomed the greatest names in symphonic music and opera, and is trying to pass the entrance exam to the conservatory. Even though he isn’t accepted, he doesn’t give up and a short while later his first opera, Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio, is fairly successful. A few years after that, following a period of deep crisis, Verdi meets the soprano Giuseppina Strepponi and finally achieves success. He becomes even more famous after composing Nabucco, in 1842, which transforms Giuseppe into the most famous composer of his time and the symbol of Italy’s fight for independence. [cg]


In collaboration with Cineteca Nazionale

Director All about direction

Raffaello Matarazzo

Raffaello Matarazzo

Raffaello Matarazzo (Rome, Italy, 1909-1966) debuted as a film critic for “Il Tevere” and “L’Italia letteraria” and worked as assistant director for Mario Camerini. He debuted as a director in 1933 with Treno popolare, but its lack of success convinced him to turn to comedy, with movies such as L’anonima Roylott (1936), L’albergo degli assenti (1939) and Giorno di nozze (1942). After shooting a number of films in Spain, he began a multi-year collaboration with the production company Titanus and made a long series of movies starring Amedeo Nazzari and Yvonne Sanson, and written by Aldo De Benedetti (Chains, 1949; Torment, 1950; Nobody’s Children, 1951; Chi è senza peccato…, 1952; Torna!, 1953; The White Angel, 1955). He returned to comedy during the 1960s and ended his career with the melodrama My Love (1964).

Filmography:
Treno popolare (1933), Kiki (1934), Joe il rosso (1936), L’anonima Roylott (1936), Sono stato io! (1937), L’albergo degli assenti (1939), Giù il sipario (1940), Trappola d’amore (1940), Notte di fortuna (1941), Giorno di nozze (1942), Il birichino di papà (1943), La fumeria d’oppio (1947), Lo sciopero dei milioni (1948), Paolo e Francesca (1949), Catene (1949), Tormento (1950), I figli di nessuno (1951), Il tenente Giorgio (1952), Chi è senza peccato... (1953), Torna! (1953), Vortice (1953), La schiava del peccato (1954), L’angelo bianco (1955), La risaia (1956), L’ultima violenza (1957), Malinconico autunno (1958), Cerasella (1960), Adultero lui, adultera lei (1963), I terribili 7 (1964), Amore mio (1964).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Raffaello Matarazzo
soggetto/story
Mario Monicelli, Leo Benvenuti, Liana Ferri, Giovanna Soria, Piero Pierotti e da un’idea di/and from an idea by Maleno Malenotti
fotografia/cinematography
Tino Santoni
montaggio/film editing
Mario Serandrei
scenografia/production design
Alberto Boccianti
costumi/costume design
Dino Di Bari
musica/music
Giuseppe Verdi
interpreti/cast
Pierre Gressoy, Gaby Andrè, Anna Maria Ferrero, Mario Del Monaco, Tito Gobbi
produttore/producer
Maleno Malenotti
produzione/production
Consorzio Verdi


contatti/contacts
Cineteca Nazionale
Laura Argento
laura.argento@fondazionecsc.it
www.fondazionecsc.it