The Feast of Lilies at Nola (1909)
Original title: La Festa dei Gigli a Nola
(Original) La Festa dei Gigli a Nola
CategoriesActuality Film Black and White Costumes Crowding Documentary Procession Religious Festival Roman Catholic Short Silent Film St. Paulinus of Nola DocumentaryShortActuality Film, Black and White, Costumes, Crowding, Procession, Religious Festival, Roman Catholic, Silent Film, St. Paulinus of Nola
"La Festa dei Gigli" is a popular Catholic festival held every year in Nola on the occasion of the patronal feast dedicated to San Paolino. This is the event documented on film in 1909. The film was rediscovered in the Fausto Correra collection. The "Gigli" are enormous wooden tower constructions that in the film are being carried through the crowd in Piazza del Duomo.
This interesting subject shows the huge crowds in the streets, the procession of decorated cars. and people in fancy customs. Its quality and grip' is far ahead of the usual procession films and it should command a ready sale. Photographically it is a perfect piece of work.
Source: The Bioscope, London, 25th of August, 1909