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by Pietro Marcello


The foolish servant Pulcinella is sent from the depths of Mt. Vesuvius to present-day Campania to honor the last wishes 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 in the heart of the Land of Fires. 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.

international title: Lost and Beautiful
original title: Bella e Perduta
country: Italy
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2015
genre: docu-fiction
directed by: Pietro Marcello
film run: 86'
release date: IT 19/11/2015, FR 8/06/2016, ES 10/06/2016
screenplay: Maurizio Braucci, Pietro Marcello
cast: Sergio Vitolo, Gesuino Pittalis, Tommaso Cestrone
cinematography by: Salvatore Landi, Pietro Marcello
film editing: Sara Fgaier
music: Marco Messina
producer: Sara Fgaier, Pietro Marcello
production: Avventurosa, Rai Cinema
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Shellac Distribution, Film Buró


main awards/selection

Festival del film Locarno 2015International Competition
Vienna International Film Festival 2015 

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