Bread and Wine

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The life of peasants on a great estate in northern Italy: their daily routine of cultivation, breadmaking, harvest, and their relationship with the wealthy landowner. The film shows how Communists have gained strong support among Italian farmers. (1964 IFF catalog) Deals with Italian agriculture and the "mezzadria" system of Italian farming. Shows the harvest of the grapes, the cultivation of the crops, the making of bread, the routine life of the farmers and their proprietor, and an evening meal. (


Edited Film

Country/Location: Italy (Northern)

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Producer: Julien Bryan

Director: Victor Vicas

Cinematographer: Victor Vicas

Production Company: IFF

Additional Production: Original story by Norman Borisoff, Music supervision by Gene Forrell, Narration by Basil Beya, Narration by Tony Kraber; Peter Voutsas (Assistant)

Running Time: 14 min.

Years Filmed: 1947

Decade Produced: 1940s

Years Distributed: 1948-49

Film Gauge: 35mm

Stock: B&W Nitrate

Footage Count: 517'

Sound: Narrated

Notes: Footage for this film shot by cinematographer simultaneously with material contracted by the UN.

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