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Cinema Rediscovered: Sangue Bleu by Nino Oxilia



Cinema Rediscovered: Sangue Bleu by Nino Oxilia

Join us and travel back in time for an evening of film and music as we present a masterpiece of silent Italian cinema newly restored by the Cineteca di Bologna in Italy. As in the 1920s you will enjoy the screening of Sangue Bleu while Daniele Furlati, pianist in residence at the Cineteca di Bologna, will accompany the movie with a live piano score.

A prime example of the diva genre, Sangue Bleu (literally, Blue Blood) is set in the worlds of the aristocracy and the haute bourgeoisie more than 100 years ago. Starring famous Italian actress Francesca Bertini, the film recounts the story of the Princess of Monte Cabello, a rich and noble woman who, after her divorce, loses both the custody of her child and her livelihood, and she is forced to work in a cabaret.

The film explores subjects such as nobility, class difference, and women’s place in society in Europe before World War I, but it also shows how emotional and social impasse can be overcome by motherhood as a universal value to thrust women forward.


In collaboration with


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Director: Nino Oxilia
Italy, 1914
Celio Film, 63’

Live music by Daniele Furlati 


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Please Note



Due to new safety regulations, we are not allowed to add extra seats to the auditorium or let anyone stand. A registration is not a guarantee of a seat as these are assigned on a first-come first-served basis. Doors close at event start-time. Ticket availability date subject to change.





About the Cineteca di Bologna

If the past is alive, then it must have a future. Recovering films from the past and discovering their connections with the present were the inspirations behind the creation of the Commissione Cinema in 1963, which led to the founding of the municipal institution of the Cineteca di Bologna.

Cineteca di Bologna has developed as an international institution while also being deeply rooted into the city’s local culture. A permanent member of the Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film (FIAF) since 1989, and of the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes (ACE) since its inception, the Cineteca was designated an “independent municipal institution” in 1995.

Cineteca di Bologna encompasses archives, libraries, exhibitions, workshops, cinemas and offices. With the inauguration of its new location in Via Riva di Reno in the summer of 2000, the Cineteca began the process of creating an audio-visual paradise, and a large part of its activities was moved to the site of a former slaughterhouse by June 28, 2003. Located in the city’s most dynamic quarter, the Cineteca benefits from a close relationship with the nearby MAMBO Museum of Modern Art and Bologna University’s Performing Arts and the Communication Sciences departments.

The Educational Department works with many different age groups and types of schools, proposing both theoretical lessons and practical workshops on shooting and editing, and offering exhibitiions and short movies  and young critics contests. Cineteca di Bologna also organizes activities outside the schools such as summer camps activities diplaying the magic of cinema.

To enhance the value of the collections of photos, posters and paper documents, Cineteca di Bologna organizes exhibitions for the general public in Bologna and in other cities, nationally and internationally.



Data: Gio 11 Apr 2019

Orario: Dalle 18:00 alle 20:00

Organizzato da : Italian Cultural Institute

In collaborazione con : Cineteca di Bologna

Ingresso : Libero


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