<i>The Spider's Stratagem.</i> 1970. Italy. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
  • The Spider’s Stratagem

    1970. Italy. Bernardo Bertolucci. 103 min.

Sunday, January 2, 2011, 2:00 p.m.

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

  • The Spider’s Stratagem

    1970. Italy. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. With Giulio Brogi, Alida Valli, Pippo Campanini. A young man arrives in the village where a bust of his father, a local anti-Fascist hero, holds pride of place in the town square. Yet this is also a town with secrets, and as the young man attempts to unravel the mystery of his father’s thirty-year-old murder, he is met by resistance and growing hostility. Based on a short story outline by Jorge Luis Borges, the film is an elaborate web of friendship and betrayal, past and present. The director’s first collaboration with cinematographer Vittorio Storaro features lush Technicolor cinematography and dreamlike, lyrical camera movements. In Italian; English subtitles. 103 min.

In the Film exhibition Bernardo Bertolucci

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