7 Beauties The Films of Lina Wertmuller: Summer Night

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Clement Chemistry Building Cinestudio
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 (1986, Italy) Written and directed by Lina Wertmüller.
Cast: Mariangela Melato, Michele Placido, John Steiner, Arnaldo Ninchi.

Wertmüller’s 16th film was a comeback of sorts, after her output slowed in the 1980s. Conceptualized as a sequel to Swept Away, it stars Mariangelo Melato as a self-made millionaire, who is fed with Italy’s politically motivated kidnappers. When an ex-CIA agent drops off a top terrorist (Michele Placido), at her palatial home on the island of Sardinia, she torments him even as sparks fly… 94 min
“Melato (who died in 2003) is an actress with more than enough talent and personality to sustain Wertmüller’s volcanic wit and passion…” – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times.

Lina Wertmüller the first woman to win an Academy Award® Best Director nomination, richly deserves this retrospective of her provocative and trailblazing 50-year career, with two screenings each of six new restorations of her best films, and a new documentary about her life and work.


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