PLOT : It recounts faithfully the first Cantica of the Divine Comedy, through a series of scenes inspired by the drawings of Gustave Doré. In the dark wood Dante encounters Virgilio and initiates his journey through Hell with him. The pair meets all the famous characters of the poem: Minos, Paolo and Francesca, Farinata degli Uberti, Pier della Vigna, Count Ugolino. Before they come out "to see again the stars”, Dante and Virgilio see a three-headed Lucifer, devouring a man. Dante’s Inferno is the first 5-reel Italian film and is considered one of the masterpieces of the costume drama genre, for which Italian producers created their fame in the 1910s. Its special cinematic and theatrical effects (over impression, the use of ropes and machineries for flying actors) make the film a visionary work, where captions are used extensively and accurately for the first time. The production took almost two years, employing hundreds of extras and huge three-dimensional sets, built in wood and plaster. The screening will be accompanied by live music, composed and performed by Maurizio Guarini.
Maurizio Guarini. Bringing hell into theatres with his new music and cinematic experience, Dante’s Inferno Live!
Go on a musical and cinematic journey as multi-instrumentalist, eclectic keyboard player for the award winning prog-rock band GOBLIN, author of the soundtrack to Dario Argento’s Suspiria, creates a compelling new score to the classic silent film Dante’s Inferno — live!
Maurizio Guarini is a self-taught composer, keyboardist, and multi-instrumentalist best known as a member of the progressive rock band Goblin. Along with his many musical accomplishments he is also credited with composing many influential film scores such as Suspiria, Zombi 2, City of the Living Dead, and many more. This new project of his unique musical take on Dante’s Inferno has been pleasing audiences around the globe.
Length 1h 8min
Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe De Liguoro,
Production Milano Film, Saffi Comerio