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by Francesca Lixi


Mario Garau was Sardinian and worked in the Credito Italiano Bank. In the mid-1920s he was posted to China to work in the Italian Bank of China, in Tientsin and Shanghai. This was still the period of the International Concessions and of the Unequal Treaties. That banker was the uncle of Francesca Lixi. When she was a little girl, Francesca saw many chests and trunks arriving to her home, belonging to Mario Gaurau and containing many strange objects, 8mm films and photos.

international title: The Man with the Lantern
original title: L'uomo con la lanterna
country: Italy
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Francesca Lixi
film run: 70'
screenplay: Francesca Lixi
cinematography by: Marco Ceraglia
film editing: Ambrogio Nieddu
music: Rossella Faa
producer: Claudio Giapponesi
production: Kiné doc
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