<em>Dramma della Gelosia (Drama of Jealousy)</em>. 1970. Italy. Directed by Ettore Scola. Pictured: Marcello Mastoianni (left), Monica Vitti (center) and Giancarlo Giannini (right). Image courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art Film Stills Archive
  • The Pizza Triangle/Drama of Jealousy

    1970. Italy. Ettore Scola. 105 min.

Sunday, October 16, 2011, 3:00 p.m.

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

  • The Pizza Triangle/Drama of Jealousy

    1970. Italy. Directed by Ettore Scola. Screenplay by Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Scola. With Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti, Giancarlo Giannini. In his tragicomic satire of overwrought Italian melodramas and fatuous politics, scripted by the ingenious team of Age and Scarpelli, Scola proved himself a worthy heir to the commedia all’italiana of Fellini, Monicelli, Risi, De Sica, and Germi. Mastroianni gives one of his “least-known great performances” (Pauline Kael) as a buffoonish Communist bricklayer who falls hard for the beautiful Vitti, an emotionally delicate flower seller. When she betrays him with his best friend, a pizza maker (Giannini), he goes mad with jealousy and righteous working-class indignation. Preserved print courtesy Cinecittà Luce. In Italian; English subtitles. 105 min.