The Hyderabad Film Club is organizing an Italian Film Festival titled Rome In Classic Italian Cinema
at the Prasad Labs Preview Theatre from 16th to 20th October. As part of this festival, Boccaccio '70 will screened on 19th October, at 6pm.
Boccaccio '70 is a 1962 Italian film directed by Mario Monicelli, Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti and Vittorio de Sica, from an idea by Cesare Zavattini. It is an anthology of 4 episodes, each by a different director, and about a different aspect of morality and love in modern times.
Beginning with what has come to be regarded as the lost film of Boccaccio ’70, due to only having ever been released in the Italian version of the picture previously, Mario Monicelli tells the story of Renzo and Luciana, 2 working class lovers who have to keep their impending wedding a secret to avoid getting sacked.
The second film, directed by Fellini and starring Anita Ekberg (from La Dolce Vita), sees a prudish censor trying to ban a 100-foot high billboard of Ekberg, only to find himself taunted and hounded by its sensual gaze.
The third playlet, by Luchino Visconti, follows Pupe (Romy Schneider) who discovers her husband having an affair. A scandal ensures, only to be exacerbated when the well to-do Pupe reveals she is getting a job.
The final film, by Vittorio De Sica, stars Sophia Loren as Zoe, a model selling her body for sex in order to pay her pregnant sisters’ overdue taxes. But when she falls for a local stable boy, she wants to renege on the deal, wanting to feel true passion without a price, for the first time.
Entry is free for members of the Hyderabad Film Club. Please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy at 93910-20243 for further details.