THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINIS
Thursday, October 8
Il giardino dei Finzi Contini (1970, De Sica) Summer of 1938, Ferrara, and with public courts closed to them by racial laws, local Jews bicycle onto the seemingly endless grounds of the aristocratic Finzi-Contini’s mansion for their own private tennis tournament — but middle-class Lino Capolicchio has eyes only for their daughter Dominique Sanda. From a renowned semiautobiographical novel by Giorgio Bassani, this was De Sica’s last triumph and fourth Best Foreign Film Oscar-winner. Produced by Arthur Cohn. Approx. 94 min. DCP.