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.
Dir Marco Bellocchio
With Yves Beneyton, Renato Scarpa, Laura Betti, Lou Castel
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….