A bravura, cinematic, tragi-comic story about a Count who may, or may not, be mad.
Dir Marco Bellocchio
With Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Leopoldo Trieste, Paolo Bonacelli
Loosely adapted from Luigi Pirandello’s acclaimed play, this bravura, cinematic, tragi-comic story concerns a Count (who may or may not be mad) who chooses to live in a fantasy court ‘pretending’ to be a medieval king. With a stellar cast, led by the legendary Mastroianni as Henry, this is one of Bellocchio’s most beguiling and impressive films of the 1980s.