The Wedding Director
Il regista di matrimoni
A famous director becomes embroiled in filming the wedding of a rich man’s beautiful daughter.
Dir Marco Bellocchio
With Sergio Castellitto, Donatella Finocchiaro, Sami Frey
Famous director Franco Elica (played sublimely by the wonderful Castellitto) flees from scandal in Rome to Sicily, and becomes embroiled in filming the wedding of a rich man’s beautiful daughter. Bellocchio is at his most satirical and playful with this movie-within-a-movie, which also offers a brilliant deliberation on the art of cinema and the profession of filmmaking.
+ The Fight
Italy 2018. Dir Marco Bellocchio. 10min. EST
Bellocchio’s new short, based on a Bulgarian poem, looks back at WWII.
The screening on Monday 9 July will be introduced by season programmer Adrian Wootton OBE.