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Maria Cumani Quasimodo

Post by Emiliano » 19/03/2020, 22:15

Maria Cumani Quasimodo portrayed in the "Annuario del cinema e della TV 1974"
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Maria Clementina Cumani born in Milan on May 20, 1908, belonged to a high-middle class family. After classical studies, she showed a great passion for dance. She was a pupil of Ruscaja, later she herself taught dance courses. In 1936 at the home of Raffaello Giolli, his professor of art history, she met the famous poet Salvatore Quasimodo. A meeting that was crucial in her life, in fact she became the muse of the poet, before even being a collaborator. From the great love affair that followed her son Alessandro was born. In 1948 Quasimodo and Cumani married after the death of the poet's first wife.

As well as a dancer, Maria Cumani was a choreographer, prose actress, writer and from the Sixties she enjoyed participating in numerous films, usually in character-actor parts. For her magnetic and hollow face with sunken eyes and sharp features, she was always preferred to interpret bad nuns and nostalgic aristocratic elderly, memories of an Italy of the beginning of the century.

She left at the age of 87 at November 22, 1995.

FILMOGRAPHY
1965
  1. Giulietta degli spiriti (uncredited) .... Woman at Bhishma's sitting

    1966
  2. Scusi, lei è favorevole o contrario? (as Maria Quasimodo) .... Baroness Cornianu

    1967
  3. I sovversivi (credited) .... Mother of Ludovico

    1968
  4. Io non perdono... uccido (Fedra West) (as Mary C. Cumani) .... Maria

    1969
  5. Atti degli apostoli (TV mini-series) - Ep. 5 (credited) .... The Corinthian hotelier
  6. Femina ridens (credited) .... Sayer's secretary
  7. Medea (uncredited) .... Old handmaid of the princess

    1971
  8. Veruschka - poesia di una donna (credited) .... Veruschka's mother

    1972
  9. Galileo (as Maria Quasimodo) .... Old noblewoman at diner table
  10. Pulp (as Maria Quasimodo) .... Office manageress
  11. Tutti i colori del buio (credited) .... Elderly neighbor

    1973
  12. Cuore (credited) - segment 1: "Sangue Romagnolo" as The grandmother
  13. Le monache di Sant'Arcangelo (credited) .... Mother superior

    1974
  14. 5 donne per l'assassino (credited) .... Marta
  15. Il tempo dell'inizio (credited) .... The head nurse/Maitresse
  16. Porgi l'altra guancia (credited) .... Marquise Gonzaga
  17. Prigione di donne (as Maria Quasimodo Cumani) .... Ursula, the mother superior
  18. Tutto a posto e niente in ordine (credited) .... Restaurant owner

    1978
  19. Interno di un convento (as Maria Cumari Quasimodo) .... Nun
  20. L'inquilina del piano di sopra (as Maria Quasimodo) .... Wife of Colonel Saverio

    1979
  21. Caligola (uncredited) .... High priestess of Isis
  22. Con gli occhi dell'occidente (TV Mini-Series) - Ep. 3 (credited on Radiocorriere TV) ....Madame Denissovic

    1982
  23. She (as Maria Quasimodo) .... Moona

    1987
  24. Teresa (uncredited) .... The old baroness

    1988
  25. Nosferatu a Venezia (as Maria Clementina Cumani Quasimodo) .... The old princess

    1989
  26. La casa dei sortilegi (TV Movie) (as Maria Clementina Cumani Quasimodo) .... The witch

FILMOGRAPHY TO CHECK
  • Le prise du pouvoir par Louis XIV (a.k.a. La prese del potere da parte di Luigi XIV (1966)
  • Play Boy (a.k.a. Non ti scordar di me) (1967) .... Mother of Sergio (another source says baroness)
  • La notte è fatta per...rubare (1968) .... Olga
  • L'eroe (TV movie, 1976) (role ? )
  • Con gli occhi dell'occidente (TV miniseries, 1979) .... Madame Denissovic
  • Nostalghia (1983)
  • Dance music (1984)
  • Aquero as Isadora (1994)
Maria, not found or not in movie!
  • Frenesia dell'estate as Giulia (1964)
  • Le fate - episode: "Fate Marta" (1966)
  • Amore e morte nel giardino degli dei (1972)
  • Bella ricca lieve difetto fisico cerca anima gemella as mother of Teresa (1973)
  • Babysitter - Un maledetto pasticcio (1975) .... Principessa Ruspini

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Re: Maria Cumani Quasimodo

Post by Emiliano » 19/03/2020, 22:20

One of her first big roles in Scusi, lei è favorevole o contrario (1966) as the Baroness Cornianu.
In a sequence she also performs in a ballet, mindful of her famous past as a professional dancer.
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Post by Emiliano » 19/03/2020, 22:24

Uncredited in Pasolini's Medea (1969).
A small non-speaking role in which she enriches the scene with her presence.
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Post by Emiliano » 19/03/2020, 22:29

Another consistent role in Franco Rubartelli's portrait film, Veruschka - poesia di una donna (1971) as Veruschka's mother
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Post by Emiliano » 19/03/2020, 22:31

As Ursula, the severe mother superior, in the prison drama Prigione di donne (1974)
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Post by Emiliano » 19/03/2020, 22:41

The most terrifying role of her career, that of the killer witch that boiling heads in the TV movie La casa dei sortilegi (1989)
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Post by Emiliano » 19/03/2020, 22:47

In the role of the mother superior in Le monache di Sant'Arcangelo (1973)
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Post by Emiliano » 19/03/2020, 22:59

Fleeting appearances as nun in Borowczyk's nunsploitation Interno di un convento (1978)
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Post by Emiliano » 19/03/2020, 23:04

A well-knowed little role in Tutti i colori del buio (1972) as the Elderly neighbor
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Post by Emiliano » 19/03/2020, 23:06

In the TV Mini-Series Atti degli apostoli (1969) - Ep. 5 as The Corinthian hotelier
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