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The Thieving Magpie

Italy, 1964 (MIFF 1965)

Director: Giulio Gianini

A witty and wholly enchanting adaptation of Rossini's overture; a legendary fairy tale of three kings, who declare war on the birds in the forest.

First Prize, Bergamo Festival; Prize, Milan Festival.

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