Archive of films Lies of Love / L' amorosa menzogna

Italy
1948, 12 min

Section: Tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni
Year: 2012

An ironic look at the huge popularity of so-called "photo- romances,” supplements issued by a number of magazines between the 1930s and 1950s. The viewer is ushered into a studio where the stage is set for a dramatic story of love and jealousy, and we meet the main "actors” involved, mostly ordinary people off the street, whose appearance in the photo-romances turned them into stars. This film will be screened in the Tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni I.


Synopsis

An ironic look at the huge popularity of so-called "photo-romances,” supplements issued by a number of magazines between the 1930s and 1950s. The viewer is ushered into a studio where the stage is set for a dramatic story of love and jealousy, and we meet the main "actors” involved, mostly ordinary people off the street, whose appearance in the photo-romances turned them into stars.

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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: Renato Del Frate
Music: Giovanni Fusco
Editor: Michelangelo Antonioni
Production: Warner Bros., P. Associata Filmus Edizioni Fortuna
Cast: Anna Vita, Annie O’Hara, Sergio Raimondi, Sandro Roberti
Contact: Istituto Luce Cinecitta Srl
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