Scene 1 Wed, Mar 7, 2018 6:00 PM
Event Info
Dialogue:Lauren Rabinovitz, Professor of Cinematic Arts, University of Iowa
Series Info
Series:Women's March
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:116 minutes
Director:Lina Wertmuller
Year Released:1975
Production Country:Italy


Screening followed by moderated discussion with Lauren Rabinovitz, Professor of Cinematic Arts, University of Iowa.

“The finest, most ambitious work yet made by this gifted Italian director whose films appear to be inspired by irreconcilable contradictions."
- Vincent Canby, The New York Times

“American art house success led to Wertmuller being compared to Bergman and Fellini, but as Seven Beauties confirms, it is her taste for a vaguely intellectualised sado-masochism which aroused middle class American enthusiasm."
- Time Out London

In 1930s Italy, Pasqualino, a low-level Sicilian thug, kills a man who disgraced his sister. Pasqualino pleads insanity and manages to escape imprisonment by joining the military, but decides to go AWOL when things get too heavy. Unfortunately, he soon finds himself stuck in a concentration camp. There, he vows to do anything in order to survive, even if that means seducing a female German camp commander or ratting out his own friends. Trigger warning: please note, this film includes scenes of violence and sexual assault.