Lunatics And Lovers is the last Italian film to be screened on 20th October, as a part of the Italian Film Festival - Rome In Classic Italian Cinema
, at the Prasad Labs Preview Theatre. The movie will begin at 6:30pm.
Directed by Flavio Mogherini in 1976, Lunatics And Lovers is an Italian comedy that has Adriano Celentano, Claudia Mori, Flora Carabella, Lino Toffolo, and Marcello Mastroianni in key roles.
Agostino (Lino Toffolo) is an organ player who, after unfortunate circumstances, loses his van - something that, for him, is both transportation and home. He meets Luca Maria (Marcello Mastroianni), an impoverished aristocrat. Luca Maria's villa recalls the elegance of 18th Century concerts and balls, and is used to recreate the same, with Asgostino at the organ and Luca at the cello in performances of Vivaldi concerti. Luca is totally buried in that past and talks constantly to unseen women at Agostino's side.
Agostino becomes part of that game and fears that he may lose the villa to an equally eccentric aunt should he become declared mad. Into all this mayhem comes Luca Maria's wife (Claudia Mori), whose natural greed is used by the two men to make her play the useful role of the marchesa and save the estates. When she gets too greedy and obnoxious, they eliminate her by sending her off in a hot-air balloon.
The movie was photographed by Carlo Carlini, with lush rich hues, whether in the canals of Venice or in the drawing room of the stunning villa that serves as the film's basic setting.
Please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy at 93910-20243 for further details.