*L'immorale (The Climax)*. 1967. Italy. Directed by Pietro Germi. Courtesy Cinecittà Luce/Park Circus

L'Immorale (The Climax). 1967. Italy. Directed by Pietro Germi. Screenplay by Carlo Bernari, Germi, Alfredo Giannetti, Tullio Pinelli. With Ugo Tognazzi, Stefania Sandrelli, Renée Longarini. 97 min.

Tognazzi plays the first violinist of a touring orchestra who accumulates wives, mistresses, and children in every port. Pathetic and buffoonish by turns, he tries to do right by all of them, a delicate balancing act that threatens to land him in an early grave.

35mm print from CSC-Cineteca Nazionale, courtesy Park Circus.

  1. Saturday, December 15, 2018,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Tuesday, December 11, 2018,
    4:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1