I mostri (The Monsters). 1963. Italy/France. Directed by Dino Risi. Screenplay by Agenore Incorcci, Furio Scarpelli, Elio Petri, Risi. With Ugo Tognazzi, Vittorio Gassman, Lando Buzzanca. In Italian; English subtitles. 121 min.
“The ultimate Italian omnibus film, with no fewer than 20 episodes depicting, as director Dino Risi put it, ‘a distrust in humanity’ resulting from the Italian economic boom of the late 1950s. Ugo Tognazzi and Vittorio Gassman interpret a variety of human monsters, from princes to prizefighters, in brief, satirical sketches that spare no one, including the viewer. Released in the United States in a radically shortened version, I mostri is back—at some 31 minutes longer—in the full fury of its original Italian release” (Dave Kehr).
New 35mm print from Luce Cinecittà, digitally restored by Cineteca di Bologna and Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino in collaboration with Surf Film, Lyon Film, RTI Gruppo Mediaset; courtesy Janus Films.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018,6:30 p.m.The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
Saturday, December 15, 2018,4:00 p.m.The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2