via L’Inferno (1911, dir. Giuseppe de Liguoro), the first film adaptation of Dante’s epic poem and the first full-length Italian film. Heavily influenced by the work of the 19th-century French artist Gustave Dore, the film follows Dante & Virgil as they travel through the nine circles of Hell. In the scene pictured above, Beatrice enlists Virgil to guide Dante in his journey.
The film can be seen online starting here (accompanied by a rather ghastly modern soundtrack, but that’s what the mute button is for).