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DIVINE LOVE, Italy, 1961



DIVINE LOVE, Italy, 1961


Italia, 1961

Original title: Divino amore

Director: Cecilia Mangini. Cinematography: Giuseppe De Mitri. Camera operator: Enrico Pagliaro. Editing: Renato May. Film score: Egisto Macchi.

Format: file H264. Source: Cineteca di Bologna under licence from Videa.

Original version. Subtitles: English

Initial sign: "15 km from Rome stands a Sanctuary, a pilgrimage destination, an object of devotion. The faithful who depart at night in procession from the capital, and crowds of peasants from the towns of upper Lazio, Ciociaria, Abruzzi "

Refusing the live shooting, abolishing the comment off, exactly 50 years ago “Divine Love” was proposed as an anti-ethnological and anti-anthropological documentary, delegating to the avant-garde music of Egisto Macchi to contextualise the cult of the image of the Madonna preserved in the Sanctuary of Divine Love: a cult born in modern times at the end of World War II, incorporating archaic liturgies, now alienated and reduced to a pure fetish. Rejected by the Commission of Quality Awards for technical insufficiencies and artistic deficiencies, never distributed and believed lost, “Divine Love” was recovered in 2013.

Monday 23 May 2022, h. 6:00 pm




Date: Monday, May 23, 2022

Time: At 6:00 pm

Organized by : IIC Melbourne

Entrance : With fee


The Astor Theatre - 1 Chapel St, St Kilda VIC 3182