Keswick Film Club - The Leopard

Sunday 14th December 4:30 PM

The Leopard (Il Gattopardo)

Director: Luchino Visconti Country: Italy/France
Cert: 12A Year: 1963 Length: 188 mins

Audience Reaction

Score: 70.08% Attendance: 96

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Synopsis

"The best film ever made", said one of our members firmly 5 years ago. We've waited for this new, pristine example of the BFI's restoration programme to see if she was right. Certainly a classic: Prince Salina (Lancaster as the Leopard, so-called for his power and eminence) must come to terms with rapid change in 1860s Italy as Garibaldi's revolutionary army invades his Sicilian fiefdom. To protect his patrician status, he wants his bolshie nephew, Tancredi (Delon), to marry Angela (Cardinale), beautiful daughter of a rich merchant: the scene is set for a superb, sumptuous epic as marxist aristocrat Visconti illuminates Lampedusa's wonderful novel.

Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival 1963

Critics

open_quote That rare thing - a great film based on a great book. close_quote Philip French, The Observer


open_quote One of the films I live by close_quote Martin Scorsese



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Keswick Film Club won the Best New Film Society at the British Federation Of Film Societies awards in 2000.

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