Thu 19 Jul

The Butterfly’s Dream + Intro

Cert. tbc

Classics, Special Screenings

Satire and Morality: the Cinema of Marco Bellocchio

Il sogno della farfalla

111 mins

in Italian with EN subs

ITA/FRA/CHE | 1994 | dir. Marco Bellocchio, with Thierry Blanc, Simona Cavallari, Nathalie Boutefeu, Roberto Herlitzka

A talented young actor will only speak when in dramatic character, otherwise he is silent to friends, family and his lover. Impressionistic and poetic in dramatic structure, The Butterfly’s Dream divided the critics on release. Based on a script by Bellocchio’s collaborator, psychoanalyst Massimo Fagioli, this film represents the peak and effective finale of their creative relationship.

Introduced by season curator Adrian Wootton

Due to the Live Broadcast of the World Cup final at the Institut français, the screening on 15 July has been cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience.


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