The Seduction of Mimi – 7 Beauties The Films of Lina Wertmüller

June 25th, 2017 by PRatt
August 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

(1972, Italy) Written and directed by Lina Wertmüller.
Cast: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Agostina Belli, Elena Fiore.

How does a working stiff from Sicily end up moving to Turin and becoming first a hero to the Communists, and then to the Mafia? Especially when his main interest seems to be chasing the ladies, and fathering their children… The first of six films that Giancarlo Giannini and Wertmüller made together was the beginning of a brilliant creative partnership. 108 min.
“Cheerfully ridicules the hypocrisy of the Italian male sexual code.” – Rogert Ebert.

Lina Wertmüller the first woman to win an Academy Award® Best Director nomination, richly deserves this retrospective of her provocative and trailblazing 50-year career, with two screenings each of six new restorations of her best films, and a new documentary about her life and work.

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