La falena (film)

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La falena
La falena 1916.jpg
Directed by Carmine Gallone
Written by Henry Bataille
Carmine Gallone
Starring Lyda Borelli
Cinematography Domenico Grimaldi
Release date
  • March 1916 (1916-03)
Country Italy
Language Silent

La falena is a 1916 silent Italian drama film directed by Carmine Gallone.[1] The film is considered to be lost, with only a fragment surviving in the film archive of the Cineteca Italiana.[2]


Thea (Borelli) is sculptor who is diagnosed with phthisis before she marries Filippo (Habay). After abandoning him, her health begins to decline. She organises a final party, inviting along her estranged husband. He fails to show, as he's now married to another woman. Thea appears naked in front of her guests, before she kills herself.



  1. ^ "Early Diva Behaviour: La Falena (1916) and Malombra (1917)". Irenebrination. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  2. ^ "La Falena". Silent Era. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 

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