Despite death threats from the Mafia and his country's general apathy, a humble shepherd, Tommaso, takes it upon himself to look after the abandoned Bourbon palace of Carditello, deep in the heart of the 'Land of Fires.' One day, Tommaso is seized by a heart attack and dies; but not before making a final wish. He summons a masked character named Pulcinella to rescue a buffalo calf called Sarchiopone from the forsaken palace. Together, man and beast, embark on a long journey through a lost and beautiful Italy, searching for something which may no longer exist. Shot on expired 16mm stock, Lost and Beautiful is a ravishing work that heralds the arrival of an extraordinary new filmmaker.
Directed by : Pietro Marcello
Written by : Maurizio Braucci, Pietro Marcello
Starring : Tommaso Cestrone, Sergio Vitolo, Elio Germano, Gesuino Pittalis
Produced by : Sara Fgaier, Pietro Marcello
Distributed by : Grasshopper Film