Cinema Releases - Lost and Beautiful
To complement Martin Eden, we are also releasing Lost and Beautiful from 2015, Pietro Marcello's 2nde feature.
Despite death threats from the Mafia and his country’s general apathy, a humble shepherd, Tommaso, takes it upon himself to look after the abandoned Bourbon palace of Carditello, north of Naples, deep in the heart of the ‘Land of Fires.’ One day, Tommaso suffers a heart attack and dies: but not before making a final wish. He summons a masked character named Pulcinella to rescue a buffalo calf called Sarchiopone from the forsaken palace. Together, man and beast, embark on a long journey through a lost and beautiful Italy, searching for something which may no longer exist.
Shot on expired 16mm stock, Lost and Beautiful is a ravishing work that (after The Mouth of the Wolf) presaged the arrival of an extraordinary new filmmaker.