7 Beauties The Films of Lina Wertmuller: Ferdinando and Carolina

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Clement Chemistry Building Cinestudio
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 (1999, Italy) Director: Lina Wertmüller.
Cast: Sergio Assisi, Gabriella Pession, Nicole Grimaudo, Lola Pagnani.

Thirty-six years after making her first movie, Lina Wertmüller is still infatuated with the sensual pleasures that drive men – and women – mad. In the luxurious court of 18th century Naples, a young King Ferdinando is forced into marrying Carolina, the sweet, 16 year-old daughter of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. To both of their surprise, they find ecstasy in the bedroom – tuning out the revolutionary changes that are shaking up France and beyond.
“Her pictures are funny and frighteningly harrowing and big and emotional and over-the-top and popular. This was a very special artistic vision.” – Martin Scorsese. 105 min.

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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