THE FIRST FEATURE FILM BY VITTORIO DE SETA OF ABSOLUTE BEAUTY
“VITTORIO DE SETA IS A POET OF REALITY.” PIER PAOLO PASOLINI
Inthe heart of the rocky and desolate mountains of Sardinia, Michele watches over his flock of sheep with his younger brother Giuseppe. One day, three strangers arrive in his sheepfold, wanted by the carabinieri for stealing pigs. Michele will find himself wrongly accused of the theft and then the murder of one of the gendarmes perpetrated by one of the thugs. To escape prison, the shepherd decides to flee to the mountains in the company of his brother and his animals...
Fascinated by Sardinia and its inhabitants, filmmaker Vittorio De Seta decided to shoot his first feature film in this region: Bandits in Orgosolo , a fictionalization of Sardinian reality seen from the point of view of a shepherd. At a time when Italian filmmakers are increasingly turning away from neorealism, De Seta loudly claims the heritage of this movement. A rural cousin of Vittorio De Sica's The Bicycle Thief , Bandits in Orgosolo was crowned Best First Film at the 1961 Venice Film Festival.
BANDITS IN ORGOSOLO by Vittorio De Seta (1960 - Black & White - 96 mins) High Definition Master Original version with French subtitles Blu-ray or DVD edition
Unreleased onBlu-ray and DVD
. COMMUNION (29 mins – HD*) “The film is transcended by its extreme communion with those who are there and with the setting, nature, the place. It is as if Vittorio De Seta had internalized all the historical, social and political conditions to transform them into poetry. » A new interview with director Dominique Cabrera ( Corniche Kennedy ).
. VITTORIO DE SETA: THE LOST WORLD (Color – 117 mins – HD*) – Blu-ray Exclusive 10 short films made by Vittorio De Seta between 1954 and 1959 in southern Italy.
Whether they are peasants, miners, fishermen or shepherds, Vittorio De Seta captures the hard work of ancestral trades with lyricism and to the rhythm of popular songs.
. INTERVIEW WITH VITTORIO DE SETA (18 mins) In this interview conducted in 2008, Vittorio De Seta looks back on the conception of his films, his editing and sound work and talks about his vision of a peasant world that has now disappeared.
. TRAILER 2022 (HD)
* in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING Original Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles 1.33 format respected • Black & White • Film duration: 96 mins
DVD 9 • NEW MASTER RESTORED • PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING Original Version Dolby Digital 1.0 • French Subtitles 1.33 format respected • 4/3 • Black & White • Film duration: 92 mins