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LIFF19 The Conformist [Restored]

Bertolucci’s breakthrough classic reimagines Alberto Moravia’s 1950 neo-realist novel, scrutinising Italy in the grip of institutionalised fascism. Once a promising intellectual, newlywed Marcello (Jean-Louis Trintignant) rises through the ranks of Fascist Italy’s administration and prepares to settle into a comfortable middle-class existence – but not before he is dispatched to Paris to murder Luca Quadri, his former professor now turned dissident. Complicating matters is the professor’s beautiful wife, as Marcello grapples with not only a possible double assassination, but the crumbling of a normalcy he has long craved. A furious energy simmers through the film’s truly unforgettable scenes: a wedding night on a train, Marcello’s wife and her lover dancing the tango, a limousine ambushed in a wintry forest. This visually intoxicating critique of politics and class returns to the big screen in a digital restoration supervised by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro.

AWARDS

WINNER: Best Film – David di Donatello Awards 1971
NOMINATED: Best Adapted Screenplay, Academy Awards 1972

MOVIE INFORMATION

RELEASE DATE
Tuesday 17th September

DURATION
113 min

RATING
MA15+

CAST
Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Dominique Sanda

GENRE
Film Festival

LANGUAGE
Italian and French with English subtitles

PARTICIPATING CINEMAS
Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Verona, Palace Westgarth, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Electric, Astor Theatre, Palace Central Sydney, Kino Cinema, Palace Cinema Paradiso

Event starts
Tuesday 17 September, 2019
Event Ends
Tuesday 17 September, 2019
Venue
Various venues
Venue Address
Various venues
Location

National, , Various venues

Website
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Category
Screenings, Festivals & Programs