Monday, Sep 22, 5 pm, Room 9A
“Il gattopardo” (The Leopard), 1963
by Luchino Visconti
starring Bart Lancaster and Claudia Cardinale
A Sicilian aristocrat, skeptical about progress, accepts annexation into the new liberal Kingdom of unified Italy, so that things “remain the same”. Set in 1860 Palermo and vicinities. Based on Giuseppe di Lampedusa’s novel. Golden Palm at the Cannes Festival 1963. Arguably, this movie is for Italy what “Gone with the Wind” is for the US.
ITA 1963, 185 mins