7 Beauties The Films of Lina Wertmuller: Love and Anarchy

Monday, August 14, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Clement Chemistry Building Cinestudio
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 (Italy, 1973) Written and directed by Lina Wertmüller.
Cast: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Lina Polito, Pina Cel.

It’s the brave attempt to defeat fascism more than any triumphant result, that Wertmüller celebrates in her film set in Rome on the eve of World War II. Giancarlo Giannini won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival for his role as a naive farmer and anarchist, who hides out in a Roman bordello – and falls madly in love with one of the prostitutes (Lina Polito) – while plotting to assassinate Benito Mussolini. 120 min
“Rules are made to be broken, especially in art! I prefer creative disorder to strict rules.” – Lina Wertmüller.

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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