Italy’s Colonial Wars – 2

Dolorosi episodi della guerra Italo-Turca
R & K: Luca Comerio. P: Comerio Films, Milano. It 1912
Print: Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Torino

Episode of the series produced by Comerio dedicated to the Italo-Turk war. It features the departure of Lt. Paolo Solaroli’s body from Africa to Italy.

Sommergibili nel Mediterraneo (Submarines)
R & K: Luca Comerio. P: Comerio Films, Milano. It 1912
Print: Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Torino

“Documentary dedicated to the submarines assigned to the Italian Military Navy, shot by Luca Comerio in 1912, while the war in Libya was underway. The drills shown take place near the port of Taranto. In 2012 the National Cinema Museum preserved a small nucleus of war documentaries filmed by Comerio, restoring the colouring present in the nitrate prints of the time. Submarines is the film in which colour restoration most exalts the great talent of this documentary director as a cinematographer: Comerio alternates delicate blue toning with a suggestive coupling of tinting and toning to suggest the light play in a sunset over the sea.”
European Film Gate (EFG) 1914