Palermo: The birthplace of deep-sea cinema
“This thing that appears to be, nowadays, so simple, in fact was an extraordinary series of multiple inventions in those days.”
- By Anna Bressanin
23 May 2018
Special thanks to Princess Vittoria Alliata for the location of Villa Valguarnera.
Video by Anna Bressanin, filmed by Ilya Shnitser, edited by Stella Levantesi
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