Festival Ciné Junior : Édition 2012
By Emanuele Luzzati and Giulio Gianini

Age 4+
Running time : 36 min
Animation / Italy / 1963 - 1973 - 1964 / without dialogue
Adaptation of three operas by the Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini

L’Italienne en Algérie :
Isabelle and Lindoro, setting sail from Venice, are shipwrecked on the coast of Algeria. Isabelle is kidnapped by the Sultan’s henchmen.

Pulcinella :
Pulcinella is harassed both by his wife, who wants him to work, and by the police. He seeks refuge on the roof of his small house where he dreams of fame and glory in the world of theatre.

La Pie voleuse :
The Story of three kings who, having nothing better to do, declare war on the birds. But one magpie proves to be a particularly hard nut to crack.

Emanuele Luzzati
Set and costume designer, illustrator, writer, potter, decorator, theatre author and animated film director, Emanuele Luzzati (1921 – 2006) studied at the Fine Arts School in Lausanne. He wrote and illustrated numerous children’s books, telling both timeless and contemporary stories, true to the style of Commedia dell’Arte. In 1990 his animated films La Pie Voleuse and Pulcinella were nominated for the Oscars. The same year he became a member of the Academy of motion Pictures and Sciences. Through his work he contributed to maintaining, and creating, links between the living arts, plastic art, literature and cinema.

Cinémathèque de Milan
Lorena Lori
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