Little Old-Fashioned World (Piccolo Mondo Antico)

TitleLittle Old-Fashioned World (Piccolo Mondo Antico)
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1941
AuthorsSoldati, Mario
Running Time106 minutes
Date Released10/1941
DistributorIndustrie Cinematografiche Italiane
CountryItaly
Publication Languageitaly
Abstract

A thematic precursor of Italian neorealism, this richly detailed portrait of the Italian Risorgimento explores love, loss, and changing social norms during wartime. Franco, a young Lombard nobleman, marries Luisa, the daughter of a humble clerk. War begins in his family as his mother and grandmother disown him and tragedy drives Luisa to madness. 

Cast

Alida Valli, Massimo Serato, Annibale Betrone, Ada Dondini.

Credits

Screenplay, Mario Bonfantini, Emilio Cecchi, Alberto Lattuada ; cinematography, Arturo Gallea, Carlo Montuori ; music, Enzo Masetti ; regia di Mario Soldati ; dal romanzo di Antonio Fogazzaro.

Genre

Drama, History

Translated TitleLittle Ancient World
Original PublicationPiccolo mondo antico
Full Text

Based on a novel by Antonio Fogazzaro

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