Sat 18 Jun

The Lizards

Cert. tbc

Classics, Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

The Wave: Italian Women Filmmakers

I Basilischi

85 mins

In Italian with EN subtitles

ITA | 1963 | dir. Lina Wertmüller, with Antonio Petruzzi, Stefano Satta Flores, Sergio Ferranino | 4K Restoration

Francesco, Sergio and Antonio, three unemployed young men live idly in a small, poverty-stricken village, spending their time roaming the streets and chasing girls. After Antonio takes up an opportunity to follow his family to Rome, he enrols in university there, leaving his two friends behind. Featuring an atmospheric original score by Ennio Morricone, The Lizards is Lina Wertmüller’s first film and launched an international career that spanned over several decades.

Sat 18 June 8.30pm

Screening introduced by Dr. Margherita Sprio, Reader(Deputy Director, Graduate School, Westminster School of Arts, College of Design, Creative and Digital Industries, University of Westminster)

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