1971. France/Italy. Roberto Rossellini. 130 min.
Thursday, November 30, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1971. France/Italy. Roberto Rossellini. Screenplay by Rossellini, Marcella Mariani, Luciano Scaffa, Dominique de La Rochefoucauld. With Pierre Arditi. Tag Gallagher writes in The Adventures of Roberto Rossellini (1998): "Blaise Pascal is so much a horror movie... Everything is drenched in suffering, torture, fear, superstitious dread; everyone is writhing in desperate faith, self-mortification and pain Such was Jansenism from the Roman point of view We follow Pascal from age seventeen, as he emerges out of his fathers shadow, until his death at age thirty-nine in 1662..." In Italian, English subtitles. 130 min.