Ugo Falena


Int.: Francesca Bertini (Elisabetta Marmorai), Giovanni Pezzinga (il cavalier Albertini), Alfredo Campioni (il cardinale Acciaiuoli); Prod.: Film d’Arte Italiana; 35mm. L.: 535 m. D.: 29’ a 16 f/s. Stencil, tinted, toned.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

“A hand-colored picture, full of dignity and great beauty. It was made in Florence and the backgrounds of palace gates, churches and gardens are perhaps the same that witnessed the tragic love of the Chevalier and the beautiful girl of his choice. The story is not dramatic, does not move us with emotion; but seems historic for the most part, and makes a desirable offering” (“Moving Picture World”, 17.8.1912). This copy is a new version subsequent to the one printed in 1996. That copy was in black and white, made from a negative from that period that came from the Cinémathèque Française. The negative contained information regarding both stencil coloring and tinting and toning, but it was marked in unknown codes. However, in 1996 the codes had not yet been deciphered. Several years later, the codes were deciphered and now the original tinting and toning have been restored with Desmetcolor.

Alessia Navantieri

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New edition 2003 in color, restored by Cineteca di Bologna and Nederlands Filmmuseum at L’immagine Ritrovata