Feature Film THE COMOEDIA (1981): From the poem 'Divina Commedia' by Dante Alighieri
Written, Directed and Produced by: Bruno Pischiutta
Cast: Liliana Tari, Gian Franco Molaro, Richard Coleman
SYNOPSIS: The Italian film, “THE COMOEDIA”, produced in 1980 is based on the one-and-only adaptation of the Divina Commedia by Dante Alighieri to our times. The film was meant to be without words but only music. It was the first video music ever produced. After the shooting was completed, due to distribution concerns, Bruno Pischiutta wrote the dialogue in modern poetry. The film was released in cinemas in Italy in 1981. The editing of the film was executed by Bruno Pischiutta and Ruggero Mastroianni. Ruggero, Marcelo’s brother, was the greatest editor of his generation. He edited some of Italy’s masterpieces directed by Federico Fellini and other Italian great directors. AWARDS: “The Comoedia” was awarded the bronze medal (chosen between 3,800 films) at the prestigious New York International Film & TV Festival in 1982.