Lea e il gomitolo

Italy 1913, silent, 4' | Director Lea Giunchi | Cast Lea Giunchi, Giuseppe Gambardella | Production Cines | Distribution bfi - British Film Institute

When her parents go out for the evening, teenager Lea (Lea Giunchi) is supposed to spend the time diligently knitting – not reading. But she immediately mislays her ball of wool (which we see dangling from her skirt). Searching systematically, taking not a moment's rest, she destroys the home in the process. On their return, her parents decide that »Next time, you'd be better off reading«.


Lea Giunchi Guillaume's biographical details are not known, though she was active in film from 1910 to 1919. She worked as a partner to the comedians of Cines , roles such as Kri-Kri with Raymond Frau; Checco with Giuseppe Gambardella; Cocò with Lorenzo Soderine; and Polidor with her brother-in-law Ferdinand Guillaume. Her own series of films consists of approx. 40 titles, of which only a few have survived. Lea frequently embodies a wild and destructive girl but occasionally a young career woman as well.

Lea Giunchi
Silent Film, Short Film
Focus: Now What