Meridiana del convento, La
Director: Eleuterio Rodolfi – Director of photography: Giovanni Vitrotti – Production: Società Anonima Ambrosio, Torino – Original lenght: 794 m – Lenght: 641 m – Intertitles: Italian – Censorship certificate: 11593, 2/6/1916 –

Cast: Gigetta Morano, Ernesto Vaser

The film:

Vaser, the painter, dressing up as an old man, manages to get the assignment of the restoration of the frescos of Santa Ingenua convent. Liliana, one of the young boarder, invites her friend Gigetta and her aunt to introduce them her brother, the lieutenant Giorgio. Gigetta and Giorgio fall in love, but an unexpected event impedes their wedding.

During an open-air snack organized by the nuns and the boarders, Gigetta climbs a tree and the painter Vaser takes a risqué picture. A long series of vicissitudes begins in order to recover the compromising picture and the plate, involving, besides the convent, also the whole barracks and the commissioner of police. Happy ending: the plate is destroyed and Gigetta herself maliciously tears up the photograph without showing it to the public. 


The film restoration:

The preservation of La meridiana del convento was carried out by the Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino based on a black and white nitrate print. A dupe negative and a positive print were printed on safety film from the nitrate print.

The process was carried out at the Bruno Favro laboratory of Torino in 1997.


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