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Lost and Beautiful (N/C 15+)

14-15 July

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


We are delighted to be screening Pietro Marcello's second feature, Lost and Beautiful, alongside his latest film Martin Eden.

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.

Deeply humanist and romantic. Transcendent.

Cinema Scope

A layered, labyrinthine meditation on Italy, failure and the need to continue moving forward even in the face of the impossible.

The New York Times

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  • Director Pietro Marcello
  • Cast Tommaso Cestrone, Sergio Vitolo, Gesuino Pittalis
  • Country Italy/France
  • Language Italian with English subtitles
  • Year of Production 2015
  • Running Time 1h27m
  • Certificate N/C 15+

All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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