BFM — 39
BFM — 39

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Directed by Lorenzo De NicolaItalian title: Pastrone!
Italy / 2019 / 90 min.
Colour / O.V.
Fabrizio Bentivoglio

The finding of an autobiographical manuscript written by Giovanni Pastrone, the most relevant figure of Italian Silent film, prompts a researcher to reopen the historically closed case on the director. After having dominated the early phases of Cinema, Giovanni Pastrone abandons his creature to become a self-taught healer, devoting the rest of his life to Man’s antagonistic struggle against Death.This documentary sheds a complete new light over an emblematic exponent of the 20th century and the stunning story of his only tragic failure.

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