rocco e i suoi fratelli

 
 

Director:  Luchino Visconti

Length:  177mins

Cast:  Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Genre:  Crime

Language:  In Italian with English subtitles

Synopsis

Thanks to the tireless efforts of film legend Martin Scorsese in preserving our cinema history, Visconti’s epic of gritty social realism and almost operatic melodrama returns to celluloid glory at this year’s LIFF.

One of the Big Three of Italian film releases from 1960 (alongside Antonioni’s L’avventura and Fellini’s La dolce vita), Rocco and His Brothers is a cataclysmic family saga charting the desperate attempts of impoverished Southerners to seek a better future in the Industrial North of Milan. The stories of the five fratelli as they fall victim to corrupt forces are elegantly steered to an explosive finale that is sure to still leave audiences reeling.

Featuring a score by Nino Rota, an impossibly handsome cast led by matinee-idol Alain Delon and newcomer Claudia Cardinale, Rocco and His Brothers is nothing short of a majestic cinema experience. Two previously censored scenes have been incorporated into this restoration offering an opportunity to see the film like never before.

WINNER

  • Best Production, David Di Donatello Awards 1961
  • Best Film, Golden Globes Italy 1961
  • Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography (Giuseppe Rotunno), Nastro D’Argento Awards 1961

 

screenings

 

Rialto, Tauranga

Sunday 16 July - 2.40pm

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Event Cinema, Havelock North

Sunday 30 July - 3.00pm

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The Bridgeway, Auckland

Sunday 3 September - 1.00pm

Wednesday 13 September - 11.00am

The Empire, Wellington

Saturday 4 November - 4.30pm