• Another short film streamed as part of the online version of the 40th Pordenone Silent Film Festival and from the archives of La Cineteca del Friuli, the surviving fragment of this "Cinderella," or "A Modern Cinderella," is more of studio tour film, where we see the behind-the-scenes filmmaking at the Italian Ambrosio studio where this film itself was made, which is always interesting.

    What remains of the plot also seems compelling and seemingly anticipates another Cinderella-themed silent, "Ella Cinders" (1926). An ingénue becomes a rising star at the studio by starring in a production of the "Cinderella" film-within-the-film, so she, an actress played by an actress, experiences a Cinderella story twice over. Promisingly meta material for 1913.