Leo the Last
From his sumptuous house in London, an exiled prince contemplates the poverty of the street outside.
Directed by John Boorman
With Marcello Mastroianni, Billie Whitelaw, Calvin Lockhart
Running time 104 min
From his sumptuous house in London, Leo, an exiled prince, contemplates the poverty of the street outside, inhabited by blacks and poor whites. This modern fable about a withdrawn, solitary man who starts to communicate with the world is one of Boorman’s most daring achievements (rewarded with the Best Director prize at Cannes). A Brechtian tale, revising ‘The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock’, and featuring a quintessential Mastroianni performance.