I pugni in tasca – Fists in the Pocket
Info: Italy, 1965, 108 mins
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Director: Marco Bellocchio
Cast: Lou Castel, Paola Pitagora, Marino Masé
- Saturday January 5, 2019 - 9:00 pm
- Wednesday January 9, 2019 - 2:30 pm
“One of the reasons people still remember Italian cinema as a great and powerful force. It dropped like a bomb on the quiet world of mid-sixties Italian cinema.” Deborah Young
Tormented by twisted desires, a young man (Lou Castel, Look Up) takes drastic measures to rid his grotesquely dysfunctional family of its various afflictions in this astonishing 1965 debut from Marco Bellocchio. Charged by a coolly assured style, shocking perversity, and savage gallows humor, Fists in the Pocket was a gleaming ice pick in the eye of bourgeois family values and Catholic morality, a truly unique work that continues to rank as one of the great achievements of Italian cinema.
New 4K restoration.