Lost And Beautiful
Pietro Marcello
I 2015
87 min

The foolish servant Pulcinella is sent from the depths of Mt. Vesuvius to present-day Campania to honor the last wish 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. 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. 
“Shot on expired 16mm film, BELLA E PERDUTA looks and feels like it comes from another era, evoking the fusion of neorealism and fantasy in mid-period Pasolini. In the midst of general despair, Marcello’s film argues for meaningful gestures, which can renew our faith in humankind despite the grim realities of the present and the uncertainties of the future.” (Andréa Picard)

In the presence of Pietro Marcello.

  • Tommaso Cestrone
  • Sergio Vitolo
  • Gesuino Pittalis
  • Maurizio Braucci
  • Pietro Marcello
  • Pietro Marcello
  • Salvatore Landi
  • Riccardo Spagnol
  • Sara Fgaier
  • Marco Messina
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