Il Cinema Ritrovato 2017 – review – LE MOGLI E LE ARANCE (Luigi Servienti, Lucio D’Ambra, Luigi Sapelli, 1917, Italy)

“Dolce far niente” is an Italian expression that literally means “doing sweet nothing.” It refers to a blissful lazines that, in Italy, is particularly attached to the South. Lucio D’Ambra’s Le Mogli e le Arance may be the best cinematic representation of this phrase to date. Though the film is often credited as directed by…