Strictly Brohibited: Love and Anarchy
Director: Lina Wertmüller Run Time: 126 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1973 Language: Italian
Starring: Giancarlo Giannini, Lina Polito, Mariangela Melato
Strictly Brohibited Presents
An epic tragicomedy from director Lina Wertmuller, LOVE AND ANARCHY plumbs the depths of fascist Italy from the perspective of a simple farm boy sent to kill Mussolini. Giancarlo Giannini won the best acting prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his achingly sensitive portrayal of Tunin, a freckle-faced innocent who became an accidental anarchist. His contact in Rome is Salomè (Melato), a prostitute with her own sob story. While they prepare for the assassination, Tunin falls in love with Tripolina (Polito), which threatens the entire operation. A film of operatic emotion and subversive comedy, LOVE AND ANARCHY is a powerful statement on the terror of fascism and the ignoble fates of those who challenged it. – KinoLorber
“Breathtaking… executed with the high-pitched passion of a gothic romance with a fluid, whirling, dazzling energy.” – Newsweek
“A film of extraordinary vigor and force, possessed of boldness and ferocity.” – New York Daily News
Tonight’s screening is presented by Strictly Brohibited and will be followed by a conversation about the film. Strictly Brohibited is a Boston-area screening series that encourages women and gender-expansive movie lovers to engage with film both on the screen and behind the camera. In an effort to foster a supportive community, Strictly Brohibited regularly hosts screenings and discussions held without cis male audience members. For this special screening, however, everyone is invited – though during the discussion to follow, preference will be given to questions and comments from women and gender-expansive guests.