A discussion of the fourth day of the Cinema Ritrovato’s digital program where we criticise the programming itself, feeling that not enough is made of the day. We then discuss Variety Lights/ Luci del varità (Lattuada/Fellini, 1950).
We spend a considerable amount of time on the wonderful shorts made available to everyone each day from the Cineteca di Bologna:
L’INDUSTRIA DELL’ARGILLA IN SICILIA (Italia, 191?), 5′ – R. Piero Marelli. Prod. Tiziano Film. Col.
LU TEMPU DE LI PISCI SPATA (Italia, 1954), 9′ – R. Vittorio De Seta, Col.
IL MIRACOLO DI SAN GENNARO (Italia, 1948), 8′ – R. Luciano Emmer ed Enrico Gras, Bn
NASCITA DI UN CULTO (Italia, 1967), 17′ – R. Luigi Di Gianni. Scen.: Annabella Rossi. F.: Maurizio Salvatori. Mu.: Egisto Macchi. Prod.: Egle Cinematografica 35mm. Bn.
The first of the shorts can be seen here:
The Birth of a Cult can be seen here:
We also discuss Gideon Bachmann’s interview with Fellini, Now I Will Tell You After All (1985), and applaud the programming of Fellini’s first film with his last interview.
The discussion then moes on to Walter Salles’ great documentary on Jya Zhang-ke, Jya Zhang-ke, A Guy From Fenang (2005) and Jya’s own Xia Wu/ Pickpocket (1997).
We end a bit off-piste with a discussion of the great Pere Portabella’s Cuadecuc Vampyr (1970).
Jose´s writing on his most recent film, Warsaw Bridge, can be found here: https://notesonfilm1.com/2020/03/05/warsaw-bridge-pere-portabella-spain-2020/
Jya’s Mountains May Depart previously received the Eavesdropping treatment and that can be listened to here: