Inherent VeniceSeptember 15, 2020
a journey suspended between reality and fantasy during the Venice Film Festival.
A young doctor must care for an elderly person and ends up having deranged visions. His life mixes reality with the legend of the ancient mask of the plaguedoctor.
Si Monumentum Requiris, CircumspiceNovember 11, 2010
A monument handcrafted by Konstantin Bessmertny is exhibited at Venice Biennale 2007.
VeneziaNovember 10, 2019
Sofia travels the streets of Venice feeling the pain of an unexpected loss. Absence, silence, but also fate, life and its magic, the city, its people and its unfamiliar streets all fill her failed stay in one of the most emblematic and longed cities to live a honeymoon.
Bellini and Mantegna: Renaissance RivalsMarch 10, 2019
The mysterious parallel story of Italian painters Andrea Mantegna (ca. 1431-1506) and Giovanni Bellini (ca. 1435-1516), brothers-in-law, public rivals and masters of the early Renaissance.
RamusianaNovember 1, 2017
A description of some parts of the world - explored, visited, documented, imagined. An abstract attempt at finding them again. The title refers to geographer and civil servant of the Republic of Venice Giovanni Battista Ramusio (1485-1557).
Romantici a VeneziaJanuary 1, 1948
This is a documentary film on the romantic and decadent atmosphere of Venice at the end of the 18th century. A vigorous comment by Jean Cocteau tells us of the sick souls and the sorrows of literary characters and musicians who lived the dream of this city. It is the Venice of Lord Byron, Alfred de Musset, George Sand, d'Annunzio; a Venice made of precious images, palaces reflected in the water, mysterious moonlights, little squares where unhappy lovers wander under the music of Richard Wagner.
Eine Nacht in VenedigJanuary 1, 1974
Eine Nacht in Venedig (A Night in Venice) is an operetta in three acts by Johann Strauss II. Its libretto was by F. Zell and Richard Genée based on Le Château Trompette by Eugène Cormon and Richard Genée. The farcical, romantic story involves several cases of mistaken identity. The piece premiered in 1883 in Berlin and then Vienna. It became one of Strauss's three most famous stage works and has been seen in New York, London and elsewhere, and has been adapted for film.
The OathJanuary 1, 1974
Vuko, a young servant of Kotor prince, makes entourage with his brother and friends in order to obtain for the daughter of Venetian Doge for the prince's son. They spend seven weeks of drinking, whoring and without thoughts of anything else. And then, one morning, running through narrow streets before the army, Vuko accidentally witnesses the fight between the knights and the guards. Vuko falls into the hands of guards, and finds himself imprisoned. Even without knowing beforehand who is Maltese, Vuko is being sworn in on the eve of execution, so that the knight would deceive his miserable destiny at least a bit.
Harry's BarSeptember 4, 2015
Harry's Bar opened in 1931 and attracted a multitude of customers from the start, drawn to the atmosphere and the talents of barman Giuseppe, with his cocktails, gourmet dishes and exquisite hospitality. Over eight decades the bar has seen it all, from being closed during the fascist regime to being declared a national treasure in 2001, and witnessed a stream of writers, painters, directors, film stars, kings, queens and epicures, becoming a legend.
The ScapegoatAugust 23, 1963
Il Fornaretto di Venezia (US TV title: The Scapegoat) is a 1963 Italian film directed by Duccio Tessari who co-wrote screenplay with Marcello Fondato, based on novel by Francesco Dall'Ongaro. It tells the story of 16th century's Venice where a young worker is sentenced to death on the suspicion of attacking a noble.
Seventh HeavenJune 11, 1956
"Seventh Heaven" - Famous radio personality Willy Lorens has a big success with the radio series "Seventh Heaven." The amount of fan mail and attention eventually becomes too much for Willy, who suffers a minor collapse. Taken to a hospital where he meets Dr. Lovisa Sundelius, virtually the only woman in Sweden who do not admire the radio idol.
Loves of CasanovaOctober 8, 1927
Republic of Venice, 1760. Pursued by a vengeful husband, the intrepid womanizer Casanova, who symbolizes the decline of the city and its fall into debauchery, manages to escape and, by a circuitous route, arrives in Saint Petersburg, where he will be involved in the many plots that threaten the throne of Czar Peter III…
Who Was Edgar Allan?April 11, 1984
A nihilistic art student meets the mysterious Edgar Allen at a coffee shop in Venice. The fascination for the older man soon turns into paranoia.