There have always been many strong links between cinema and literature. The seventh art fully embraced the works of great novelists, adapting them into some of the most celebrated films in the history of cinema. The practice of transforming literary works for the cinema has deep roots and was already widespread in the silent era. At Il Cinema Ritrovato this year you will be able to see several of these period adaptations on the big screen.
While Netflix launches the second part of the tv series Lupin, with Omar Sy, and Toei animation announces the new animated series of Lupin the third, the character created by Monkey Punch as an Arsène Lupin direct descendant, the gentleman thief comes to visit Il Cinema Ritrovato, too.
In the section dedicated to the Tomijiro Komiya Collection, we will be able to enjoy seven minutes of daring actions with one of the first film appearances of the gentleman cambrioleur, portraited by the Pathé star Max Linder.