L’Inferno (1911) – directed by Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, Giuseppe De Liguoro
Sunday September 11 at 3pm in the Browning Cinema
Credited as the first feature-length film to be produced in Italy, this epic adaptation of The Divine Comedy offers a feast of imagery inspired by Dante’s poetry. This restored 35mm film print courtesy of Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna is the definitive version of this seminal work of the silent era.
Introduced by John Welle, Professor of Italian, Concurrent Professor of Film Television and Theatre
With Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Augusto Milla
Not Rated, 66 minutes, 35mm
Silent with Italian intertitles (live translation provided by Maria Sole Costanza, PhD Candidate in Italian)
Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema. Co-presented by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.
This is a free but ticketed event. Tickets may be reserved here.
Originally published at italianstudies.nd.edu.