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Marco Bellocchio

In the Name of the Father

Nel nome del padre

A ferocious attack on educational establishments, with echoes of Lindsay Anderson’s If….

Please note, we will be screening the director’s cut of this film which runs 86min.

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Italy 1971
Dir Marco Bellocchio
With Yves Beneyton, Renato Scarpa, Laura Betti, Lou Castel
86min
Digital
English subtitles

After engagement with the communist party during the tumultuous political events of 1968 (including making documentaries), Marco Bellocchio returned to cinema. This powerful drama depicts a rebellion by boys studying at a strict, religious boarding school run in quasi-military fashion. Based on Bellocchio’s own adolescence, it is a ferocious attack on educational establishments, with echoes of Lindsay Anderson’s If….



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