*La donna scimmia (The Ape Woman)*. 1964. Italy, France. Directed by Marco Ferreri. Courtesy Cineteca di Bologna.

La donna scimmia (The Ape Woman). 1964. Italy, France. Directed by Marco Ferreri. Screenplay by Rafael Azcona, Ferreri. With Ugo Tognazzi, Annie Girardot, Achille Majeroni. In Italian; English subtitles. 92 min.

In Ferreri’s riff on Nightmare Alley, or a perverse La Strada, Ugo Tognazzi is the scheming Neopolitan drifter who seduces a gentle woman with a hairy monkey face (Girardot) into marrying him and becoming a sideshow freak.

Digital restoration from Cineteca di Bologna, TF1 Studio in collaboration with Surf Film; courtesy Rialto Pictures and Surf Film.

  1. Friday, December 21, 2018,
    4:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Saturday, December 8, 2018,
    6:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1