La vela incantata

The Magic Screen
by Gianfranco Mingozzi Fiction Italia 1982 112'

Set at the beginning of the 30s in the countryside between Rovigo and Ferrara, the film recounts the story of two brothers who travelling round with an intinerant cinema in squares and villages of the Padan lowlands. The older brother can't wait to go back to his village of origin, back to his long lost loves and readjust in the place he had been driven out of.Whilst the younger one loves a vagabond's life, the open spaces and the "magic screen". A nostalgic look upon an irremediably lost world, drenched with the atmospheres of an agricultural society at the turn of modernity and a reflection on cinema's magic at the same time.



Film submission

26° Festival


05 June - 11 June 2023

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