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Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2015
Cultural Screen


Dec 26 12:00 pm

British documentarian Phil Grabsky followed concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes for four years as he wrestled with Beethoven’s five piano concertos. Concerto is more than a portrait of a famous musician on tour; it is an exploration into Ludwig van Beethoven’s life as revealed by these five masterworks. The relationship between the composer and his world is mirrored by the relationship between the pianist and orchestra in these concertos.

Phil Grabsky will be in attendance.

Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: France, 1983


Dec 27 08:00 pm

Truffaut’s last film is a valentine to Hitchcock’s mystery thrillers and to director’s last great love, actress Fanny Ardant. Shot in gorgeous black and white by Nestor Almendros, it’s the story of an older, hapless real-estate agent, Vercel (Jean-Louis Trintignant), under suspicion for murder. The agent’s beautiful, intelligent secretary (Ardant) conspires to hide him from the cops and solve the crime. It’s light but piquant; a fond farewell.

(Il Confomista)
Duration: 111 mins
Country of Origin: Italy, 1970
Italian Film Festival


Jan 11 08:40 pm
Jan 12 04:15 pm

Arguably Bernardo Bertolucci’s most perfect film, this adaptation of Alberto Moravia’s novel is one of the most visually dazzling movies ever made (DP Vittorio Storaro went on to shoot Apocalypse Now and most of Bertolucci’s subsequent epics. Jean Louis Trintignant is the existential anti-hero, pressed into a political assassination by Mussolini’s security apparatus. w. Stefania Sandrelli, Dominique Sanda, Pierre Clementi.

(Gruppo di famiglia in un interno)
Duration: 126 mins
Country of Origin: Italy, 1974
Italian Film Festival


Jan 09 02:30 pm

Visconti’s mid-70s drama stars Burt Lancaster as a retired American professor whose quiet life in a Roman palazzo is turned upside down when he rents out the upper floor to a vulgar marchesa and her companions, her lover, her daughter, and her daughter’s boyfriend.

With Helmut Berger, Silvana Mangano