Rétrospective : Marcello Mastroianni (1)

Massive box hit, Palme d’Or and Oscar winner La Dolce Vita inaugurates November’s tribute to Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni. It is followed by Divorzio all’italiana, a comedy drama of a man who tries to rid himself of his wife in order to marry his cousin. Up next he stars in Fellini’s surrealist cinematic enterprise Otto e mezzo, a piece revolving around the director’s own past and present as he struggles with the intricacies and intrigues of life and writer’s block. In the controversial social satire La Grande Bouffe, Mastroianni plays one of four bourgeois men who decide to gorge themselves to death in a delirium of excess. A historical drama, Allonsanfàn sees Mastroianni as an ex-radical revolutionary, released from prison and ready for peace: if only his comrades would let him, while in La Città delle donne, he finds himself stranded at a feminist convention after following a woman off a train. La Pelle takes place in Naples after the end of the Second World War, as both soldiers and civilians attempt to survive in the ravages of war. Lastly, La Nuit de Varennes follows a fictitious path of King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette as they flee Paris in 1791.

01/11 > 29/11 ▸ 18:30, 19:00, 20:45 & 21:00