Marco Bellocchio’s critically lauded, beautifully realised period drama about Benito Mussolini.
Photograph: Gianfranco Mura
Dir Marco Bellocchio
With Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Fausto Russo Alesi, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio
Based on real events, Bellocchio’s critically lauded, beautifully realised period drama looks at the early rise and hidden romantic relationship of future fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. With tour de force performances from leading actor Timi as Mussolini and Mezzogiorno as his secret wife Ida, Vincere is an epic, emotionally resonant film with a grandly operatic tone.