Love and Anarchy (Film d'amore e d'anarchia...)

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Showings

Castro Theatre Sat, Sep 23, 2017 11:00 AM
Film Info
Country:Italy
Year:1973
Running Time:129 min.
Language:Italian
Director:Lina Wertmüller
Screenwriter:Lina Wertmüller
Cast:Giancarlo Giannini
Mariangela Melato
Eros Pagni

Description

An epic tragicomedy, Love and Anarchy plumbs the depths of fascist Italy from the perspective of a simple farm boy sent to kill Mussolini. Giancarlo Giannini won the best acting prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his achingly sensitive portrayal of Tunin, a freckle-faced innocent who became an accidental anarchist. His contact in Rome is Salomè (Mariangela Melato), a prostitute with her own sob story. While they prepare for the assassination, Tunin falls in love with Tripolina (Lina Polito), which threatens the entire operation. A film of operatic emotion and subversive comedy, Love and Anarchy is a powerful statement on the terror of fascism and the ignoble fates of those who challenged it.

DCP courtesy of Kino Lorber