"Commercial cinema doesn't interest me at all, and I prefer to make less money and have more control of my stories." Pietro Marcello (Director)


SUMMARY

One of this year`s most beautiful -and strangest- films.

The foolish servant Pulcinella is sent from the depths of Mt. Vesuvius to present-day Campania to honor the last wishes of the poor shepherd Tommaso: his mission is to save a young buffalo called Sarchiapone. Pulcinella finds the animal at the former royal palace of Carditello, where Tommaso had looked after the ruined Bourbon estate in the heart of the Land of Fires. He takes the buffalo off to the north and the two servants, man and beast, travel through a beautiful and lost Italy, but their long journey's end does not bring what they were hoping for. Blending fiction, magical realism, poetry and documentary Pietro Marcello renders one of the most exquisite and humane films of the year. Unlike anything you would have seen recently, Lost and Beautiful is lyrical and strange as it is rooted deeply in reality and fantasy at the same time.

FESTIVALS

2015 TORONTO, LOCARNO JUNIOR JURY AWARD, LOCARNO PRIZE OF THE ECUMENICAL JURY - SPECIAL MENTION

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Pietro Marcello was born in Caserta, Italy, and attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Napoli. His features include Il Passaggio della Linea (2007), La Bocca del Lupo (2009), and Il Silenzio di Pelesjan (2011). Lost and Beautiful (2015) is his latest film.

CREDITS


  • Director
    PIETRO MARCELLO
  • Screenplay
    MAURIZIO BRAUCCI, PIETRO MARCELLO
  • Cinematography
    PIETRO MARCELLO, SALVATORE LANDI
  • Editing
    SARA FGAIER
  • Music
    MARCO MESSINA
  • Cast
    TOMMASO CESTRONE, SERGIO VITOLO, GESUINO PITTALIS
  • Producer
    SARA FGAIER, PIETRO MARCELLO
  • Production Co.
    AVVENTUROSA, RAI CINEMA
  • Distributor
    THE MATCH FACTORY,