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Marco Polo returns to China: Giuliano Montaldo’s TV series (1982)

  • Chiara Lepri

In 1982, the Italian television network RAI produced a TV series by Giuliano Montaldo on the travels of the Venetian merchant Marco Polo. Broadcast in forty-six countries, the Emmy Award-winning cinematic project, which involved partners from the United States, Japan, Germany, and France, stood as the first film co-production between Italy and China and represented a relevant step in the consolidation of the Sino-Italian friendship after the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1970. This paper aims to research the transnational dynamics enacted by Marco Polo during the Sino-Italian co-production and presents the making of the TV series in China from ideation to distribution. The study includes an original interview with the director Montaldo (2022).

  • Keywords:
  • Marco Polo,
  • Giuliano Montaldo,
  • TV series,
  • film co-production,
  • Sino-Italian transnational relations,
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Chiara Lepri

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-3727-7284

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Marco Polo returns to China: Giuliano Montaldo’s TV series (1982)

Authors

Chiara Lepri

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English

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10.36253/979-12-215-0068-4.10

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Words and visions around/about Chinese transnational mobilities 流动

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