Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Mon, Jan 30 7:00 PM


Italian Cinema


Monday, January 30th at 7:00 PM

Introduction by Philip Harwood

Members $10 | Public $15

Bernardo Bertolucci's masterpiece, set in Mussolini's Italy, follows a repressed man, Jean-Louis Trintignant, who joins the Fascists in a desperate attempt to fit in and purge memories of a youthful, homosexual episode, and murder. While on his way to assassinate a political refugee, he flashes back through numerous exaggerated, distorted scenes that encompass the formative experiences of his life. A hugely influential film to American cinema of the seventies, Bertolucci marries expressionism with a strain of 70’s realism in this exploration of sex, desire, politics, and responsibility. (Italy, 1970, 114min., In Italian with English subtitles, R | Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci)

Still from THE CONFORMIST (1970)

Film poster for THE CONFORMIST (1970)