*Dormant Beauty*. 2012. Italy/France. Directed by Marco Bellocchio. Courtesy Studio PUNTOeVIRGOLA

Bella addormentata (Dormant Beauty). 2012. Italy/France. Directed by Marco Bellocchio. In Italian; English subtitles. 115 min.

Screenplay by Veronica Raimo, Stefano Rulli, Marco Bellocchio. With Toni Servillo, Isabelle Huppert, Alba Rohrwacher, and Maya Sansa. The multilayered narrative of Bellocchio’s latest film is constructed around Italy’s equivalent of the Terri Schiavo case, a legal struggle around the fate of a woman, Eluana Englaro, suspended in a vegetative coma for 17 years. Each story plays out on a different stylistic level: domestic drama (a liberal senator risks losing the love of his deeply religious daughter), social realism (a young doctor struggles to save a drug addict from herself), and operatic delirium (a famous actress creates a theatrical spectacle around her own daughter, a young woman kept alive by a respirator).

  1. Friday, April 25, 2014,
    8:00 p.m.

    T1, Theater 1
  2. Thursday, April 17, 2014,
    7:00 p.m.

    Introduced by Marco Bellocchio and Maya Sansa
    T1, Theater 1
This film accompanies Marco Bellocchio: A Retrospective.