A print of the newly preserved The Fatal Hand (1907) will be screened at the festival in Pordenone.

Unique films in Pordenone


Two unique films from the Archival Film Collections of the Swedish Film Institute will be screened at this year’s edition of Le giornate del cinema muto in Pordenone, Italy (October 1-8).

Last year, nitrate prints of A Collier’s Life (1904) and The Fatal Hand (1907) was identified in the collections. The films do not exist elsewhere, and new preservation and viewing elements were made at the Swedish Film Institute’s photochemical laboratory in Rotebro. Both films were produced by the British pioneer William R. Paul, to whom a section of the Pordenone festival will be devoted. The preservation of A Collier’s Life has been done with the support of The BFI National Archives.

A print of Mauritz Stiller’s Erotikon (1920) will also be screened in the festival.

Archival Film Collections

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