Fishing Boats


Rybářské lodě

  • Paolo Benzi
  • Italy
  • 1958, 10 min
Photography: Vittorio de Seta, Alfredo Manganiello
Editing: Tita Perozzi
Color: Colour
Language: Italian

FilmWAVES starts in a swinging rhythm on the deck of a motor boat; men are dragging boxes with fish, drinking tea from an iron pot, strong ropes are pulling out the nets while the terse sentences of the sailors are heard. The only film subtitle says: “There are thousands of people on the decks of fishing boats cruising the vast sea between Sicily and Africa. In storms, they seek a refuge at the Lampedusa island.”

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Carmen Accaputo Cineteca di Bologna Archivio Film Via dell'Industria, 2 40138 Bologna Italia Tel: +39 051 6018607 Fax: +39 051 6018628 e-mail:
Festival edition: 2011
Sections: Translucent Being Vittorio De Seta
Exhibition format: 35 mm
Subtitle languages: English


The author of the official spot is renowned director Jean-Luc Godard