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still from Fior di male (Carmine Gallone, IT 1915)

Fior di male

Carmine Gallone / IT, 1915 / 62 min.

True melodrama, featuring the legendary film diva Lyda Borelli, in which a youthful beauty of common origins climbs to the top of the social ladder. Dutch première of Eye’s restoration accompanied live by German cellists Tobias Stutz and Paul Rittel.

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Italian diva Lyda Borelli starred in melodramas replete with intense emotions. A hype developed around her: women imitated her hairdo, clothing and ecstatic movements. Along with divas including Francesca Bertini and Pina Menichelli, Borelli became one of the most worshipped women in early cinema. Italy was obsessed with their seductive power and gawped at their beauty and exalted, opera-derived acting style.

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Director

Carmine Gallone

Production year

1915

Country

IT

Original title

Fior di male

Length

62 min.

Language

live music, Dutch, none

Subtitles

NLD

Format

DCP

Part of

Eye on Sound

With Eye on Sound, Eye focuses on the special relationship between image and sound. Expect live music to silent films, live bands from today to classics of yesteryear, brand new scores to films from the versatile Eye collection and special attention to the often neglected art of sound design.

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