1910, regia di Gerolamo Lo Savio
Scheda: Nazione: Italia - Produzione: Film d’Arte Italiana - Soggetto: dalla tragedia King Lear (1606) di William Shakespeare - Riduzione: Ermete Novelli - Formato: B.N., muto - Durata: 15'.
Cast: Ermete Novelli, Francesca Bertini, Olga Giannini, Giannina Chiantoni, Florido Bertini.
Trama e commenti: cinetecadibologna.it - francescabertini.wordpress.com
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - silentera.com - bfi.org.uk - culturewars.org.uk - milestonefilms.com: «Film d'Arte Italiana was the Italian branch of Film d'Art, a French company devoted to the production of art films, by which was meant the filming of classic stage productions with famous actors, often (as here) with rich stencil colouring, painted directly onto the film. Re Lear is a model of its kind, with an intelligently simplified plot, fine use of locations, and a performance by Ermete Novelli (1851-1919),one of the most celebrated figures in Italian theatre history, that is true and affecting. Francesca Bertini was soon to become one of the greatest of Italian silent screen actresses».