CITY OF PAIN
PULA AS SEEN BY OTHERS
YEAR / DURATION: 1949. • 110’
- SCREENPLAY: Mario Bonnard, Aldo De Benedetti, Federico Fellini, Anton Giulio Majano
- CINEMATOGRAPHY:Tonino Delli Colli
- EDITOR: Giulia Fontana
- SCORE: Giulio Bonnard
- CAST: Luigi Tosi, Barbara Costanova, Gianni Rizzo, Elio Steiner, Constance Dowling
- COMPANY: Istria, Scalera Film
At the peace conference in 1947, it was decided that Pula would be assigned to Yugoslavia. Most of the Italians were evacuated, but among the few who stay is the young worker Berto, who believes it will give a better future to him, his wife Silvana and his young son. However, the environment becomes more oppressive and Berto is forced to send his family to safety, to Trieste, hoping he will join them as soon as possible.
About the director
Mario Bonnard (Rome, 1889 – 1965), prolific actor and director. From 1915 to 1961 he directed as much as 85 films of various genres – from comedies to historic dramas, but is not as popular today as during his lifetime. His most famous film is The Last Days of Pompeii (1959). His film City of Pain, even though it was not filmed in Pula, uses valuable archive documentary inserts of demolished Pula.
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