• Before the Revolution

    1964. Italy. Bernardo Bertolucci. 112 min.

Friday, December 17, 2010, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Before the Revolution

    1964. Italy. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. With Adriana Asti, Francesco Barilli, Allen Midgette. Before the Revolution is a tale of disenchanted youth rebelling against Genovese society before settling down to join it. Featuring glorious black-and-white cinematography by Carlo di Palma, the film follows the contrasting lives of two youths: Agostino, underprivileged, without any political alliances, and raging against inequity and boredom; and Fabrizio, born into the bourgeoisie but flirting with communism and intellectualism (though not as ardently as he pursues his unapologetically individualistic aunt from the big city of Milan). Stylistically in thrall to the French New Wave, the film even incorporates an homage to Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina. In Italian; English subtitles. 112 min.

In the Film exhibition Bernardo Bertolucci

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