Film Foundation Screening Program
(1963, 187 mins, 35mm)
Aging Sicilian Prince Don Fabrizio (Burt Lancaster) views the waning fortunes of his aristocratic line and culture as the middle classes rise to form a unified Italy in the 1860’s. Seeing his ambitious and savvy nephew, Tancredi Falconeri (Alain Delon), as the family's hope to continue the prestige of their family line in spite of these changing times, Don Fabrizio encourages the marriage of Tancredi to the beautiful daughter (Claudia Cardinale) of a wealthy former peasant (Paola Stoppa). The classic novel by Prince Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa sets the tone and provides the tale for this Luchino Visconti masterpiece.
Restored in association with Cineteca di Bologna, L’Immagine Ritrovata, The Film Foundation, Pathé, Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Twentieth Century Fox and Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia-Cineteca Nazionale. Restoration funding provided by GUCCI and The Film Foundation.
Sat, Jun 26th 6:00pm
The Orpheum Theatre