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Rotaie (1929)

Denver Silent Film Festival
Event organized by Denver Silent Film Festival

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A poor young couple find a wallet full of money. They head off on a journey by train that takes them through the often unhappy complexities of post-World War I Italy. The film has been restored by Fondazione Cineteca Italiana in Milan.

Preceded by le Fer à Cheval (France, Camille de Morlhon, 1909, 10 minutes)
A bored aristocratic young woman indulges her fantasies of romance and adventure. The film was believed lost, until it was discovered on eBay in 2011, then restored jointly by Associazione Culturale Hommelette and Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé at the L’Immagine Ritrovata lab in Bologna in 2015. The film is a treasure, not least because of the almost delirious coloring done with the Pathé stencil color system. Special thanks to Marcello Seregni of L’Immagine Ritrovata.

Both films accompanied by Hank Troy on piano