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Premiere: May 10th, 2008, at the Bologna International Film Festival.

Belly Button Broth is a folk tale, a period-piece, set in 1900, in Bologna. It follows the brief, unrequited love story of an apprentice pasta maker and the woman who inspires him. The film was shot in Bologna. Original music by Peppe Voltarelli (who also has a cameo in the film) and violinist Erma Castriota. The director is Giuseppe Gagliardi, who also directed the 2007 feature film, The True Legend of Tony Vilar (right). Produced by Andrea Kerkoc, Avocado Pictures. 35mm, 10 min.

An Italian review, Gazzetta Del Sud, May 31, 2007

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