Archive of films People of the Po Valley / Gente del Po

Italy
0, 11 min

Section: Tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni
Year: 2012

The journey of a cargo boat travelling along the river Po from the region of Emilia-Romagna to a port on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. The film follows the boat downriver during the course of a single day, recording fragments from the lives of destitute villages along the banks of the river. The film was shot in 1943 but was not completed until 1947; part of the footage was lost during the war. This film will be screened in the Tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni I.


Synopsis

The journey of a cargo boat travelling along the river Po from the region of Emilia-Romagna to a port on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. The film follows the boat downriver during the course of a single day, recording fragments from the lives of destitute villages along the banks of the river. The film was shot in 1943 but was not completed until 1947.

Contacts

Istituto Luce Cinecitta Srl
, 001 73, Rome
Italy

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni
   
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Screenplay: Michelangelo Antonioni
Dir. of Photography: Piero Portalupi
Music: Mario Labroca
Editor: Carlo Alberto Chiesa
Production: Artisti Associati – I.C.E.T.
Contact: Istituto Luce Cinecitta Srl
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