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Bernardo Bertolucci's

Friday, January 6 - Thursday, January 19

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Italy, 1970
Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Dominiqie Sanda
In Italian with English subtitles.
Approx. 111 min. 4K Restoration.

In Mussolini’s Italy, repressed Jean-Louis Trintignant, trying to purge memories of a youthful, homosexual episode – and murder – joins the Fascists in a desperate attempt to fit in, flashing back to a dance party for the blind; an insane asylum in a stadium; and wife Stefania Sandrelli and lover Dominique Sanda dancing the tango in a working-class hall – just some of the many anthology highlights of Bertolucci’s masterpiece and first international hit. Adapted from the novel by Alberto Moravia, a score by the great Georges Delerue (CONTEMPT, JULES AND JIM, etc.) and breathtaking color cinematography by the Oscar-winning Vittorio Storaro.



“Transports you into a world of pure style… Intriguing as it is as the reconstruction of one vexed historical movement – the late 30s – it is even more evocative of another, the late 60s and the early 70s, when cinema seemed to be entering a period of decadence that was also a second youth.’’
– A. O. Scott, The New York Times

“Carries with it a remunerating jolt of youthful creative energy, the memory of a time when movies were the most important art and their creative possibilities seemed endless.”
– Dave Kehr

Film Forum