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21 May1929
Nine months later!
Famiglia Agliardi
Music by Guglielmo Pagnozzi

"Nine Months Later!" is the chronicle, dated 21 May 1929, of the christening of little Enrico Paolo De Carli, born five days earlier and evidently conceived immediately after the marriage of his parents, Maria Agliardi and Max de Carli, which took place at the end of July 1928. There is also a 16mm film like this of the wedding and both are impressed by the bride's brother-in-law, Antonio Pesenti, the president of Italiana Cementi, who lives in Bergamo. The Agliardi family, on the other hand, lives in Milan and the baptism takes place in the Church of Santa Maria Segreta. Among the protagonists of the event, in addition to the newborn and the parents, are the Agliardi grandfather, the gentleman with the moustache, and the photogenic one-and-a-half-year-old cousin Laura, to whom the first shot is dedicated: the doubt arises that she is the real star of this family film, but the ending is for the unwitting Enrico Paolo, who has returned home. Just as the little one sleeps, the Governor of Libya Pietro Badoglio writes to the desert hero Rodolfo Graziani, the 'terror of the Bedouins', trusting that he will soon be able to free the rebels raging in southern Tripolitania. The reconquest of Libya initiated by the fascist regime years ago is nearing its conclusion.