*La tragedia di un uomo ridicolo (Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man)*. 1981. Italy. Written and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Courtesy Cinecittà Luce/Warner Bros.

La tragedia di un uomo ridicolo (Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man). 1981. Italy. Written and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. With Ugo Tognazzi, Anouk Aimée, Laura Morante. In Italian; English subtitles. 116 min.

Tognazzi gives the performance of his career as the impotent, “ridiculous” man in Bertolucci’s extraordinary late-period film, about the anguished relationship between a failing industrialist and his son, who is kidnapped by left-wing terrorists under mysterious circumstances.

Archival 35mm print from Luce Cinecittà; courtesy Warner Bros

  1. Sunday, December 30,
    4:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
    Tickets on sale December 16
  2. Wednesday, December 5,
    7:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1