Italian futurism in cinema

Italian futurism was a movement in film history from 1916 to 1919. [1] It influenced Russian Futurist cinema [2] and German Expressionism. [3]


Film of Italian futurism

  • Vita futurista (Futurist life), directed by Arnaldo Ginna & Lucio Venna (1916), lost film
  • Un dramma nell'Olimpo, directed by Anton Giulio Bragaglia (1917), lost film
  • Il mio cadavere (My Corpse), directed by Anton Giulio Bragaglia (1917), lost film
  • Thaïs (Thaïs), directed by Anton Giulio Bragaglia (1917), 35 min. of the original 70 min. survive [4]
  • Il re, le torri, gli alfieri (The king, the rook, the bishop), directed by Ivo Illuminati (1917), lost film
  • Il perfido incanto (The Wicked Enchantment), directed by Anton Giulio Bragaglia (1918), lost film

Major figures

[5] [6]

Gallery from Thaïs (1917)

Thais Bragaglia 1917 01
Thais Bragaglia 1917 02
Thais Bragaglia 1917 03
Thais Bragaglia 1917 04
Thais Bragaglia 1917 05
Thais Bragaglia 1917 06


  • Giovanni Lista, Cinema e fotografia futurista, Edizioni Skira, Milan, 2001.
  • Giovanni Lista, Le Futurisme : création et avant-garde, Éditions L'Amateur, Paris, 2001.
  • Giovanni Lista, Cinéma et photographie futuristes, Skira-Flammarion Éditeur, Paris, 2008.
  • Giovanni Lista, Le Cinéma futuriste, Éditions du Centre Pompidou-Les Cahiers de Paris Expérimental, Paris, 2008.
  • Giovanni Lista, Il Cinema futurista"", Le Mani-Microart's Edizioni, Gênes, 2010.
  • Rossella Catanese (ed.), Futurist Cinema. Studies on Italian Avant-garde Film, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 2017.

See also


  1. ^ Cinema of Italy: Avant-garde (1911-1919)-Italia Mia
  2. ^ Russian Futurism and the Cinema: Majakovskij's Film Work of 1913-ScienceDirect
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ 30 Essential Films for an Introduction to Italian Cinema « Taste of Cinema
  5. ^ Italian Futurism-film festival in New York|Wired
  6. ^ Italian cinema between the World Wars-Life in Italy
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