Handsome Antonio (Il bell'Antonio)

Claudia Cardinale: The Indomitable

Claudia Cardinale plays the unhappy wife of Marcello Mastroianni, an aristocratic Sicilian who functions with prostitutes but not with her, leading to social embarrassment for his family. Pier Paolo Pasolini cowrote the screenplay adaptation from a novel by Vitaliano Brancati.

Organized by Camilla Cormanni and Paolo Ruggiero, with thanks to Marco Cicala and Germana Ruscio, Cinecittà.
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Generous support has been provided by the Vaughn Foundation and Consulate General of Italy in Houston.

Special thanks to our cultural partner Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, Professor Alessandro Carrera from the University of Houston, and Kate MacKay, UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive.

Handsome Antonio (Il bell'Antonio)

Directed by Mauro Bolognini
(Italy/France, 1960, 105 minutes, in Italian with English subtitles)
Brown Auditorium Theater, Digital


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