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Seven Beauties M
Pasqualino Settebellezze

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A stunning new restoration of the great Lina Wertmüller’s multiple-Oscar-nominated classic, a bitingly funny and savage look at fascism that retains its bracing power to unnerve.

Lovingly restored from its original 35mm negatives, the masterful Seven Beauties (MIFF 1976) – for which Lina Wertmüller became the first woman ever to be nominated for a Best Director Oscar – returns in an unmissable new presentation that showcases its undiminished power to shock, thrill and surprise.

Opening in World War II-era Italy, Wermüller’s film follows self‐absorbed Neapolitan dandy and low-level mafioso Pasqualino Frafuso (played by the director’s frequent muse, Giancarlo Giannini) as he blithely uses his ladies-man charm to get away with murder, before deserting from the army and getting picked up by the Germans – where he attempts, in grimly hilarious fashion, to seduce the commandant of a concentration camp. A vicious indictment of fascism, entitlement and complacency that’s just as confronting and hilarious as it was in 1975, Seven Beauties remains a high point in Wertmüller’s distinguished career.

“The finest, most ambitious work yet made by this gifted Italian director.” – The New York Times


Contains sexual violence

Tickets

2611
Mon 12 Aug 9:00 pm [2611]
Seven Beauties (117 mins)
The Capitol Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Elena Fiore, Fernando Rey, Giancarlo Giannini, Shirley Stoler
Director
Lina Wertmüller
Producers
Arrigo Colombo, Lina Wertmüller
Screenwriter
Lina Wertmüller
Cinematographer
Tonino Delli Colli
Composer
Enzo Jannacci
Editor
Franco Fraticelli
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Cineteca Nazionale

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