Italian Film Festival

Il Gattopardo – The Leopard

Info: Italy, 1963, 186 mins

Language: Italian with English subtitles

Director: Luchino Visconti

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon, Pierre Clementi, Rina Morelli


  • Thursday January 10, 2019 - 2:00 pm

"The greatest film of its kind made since World War II—its only rivals are Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon and Visconti’s own Senso." J Hoberman, Village Voice

Lampedusa’s elegiac account of a 19th century Sicilian aristocrat, Prince Salina (Burt Lancaster) fading into history is one of the pinnacles of Italian cinema. The first half shows us social upheaval through sweeping martial conflict, but the second half of this stately three hour film principally concerns marital arrangements for his nephew Tancredi (Alain Delon) to the nouveau riche Angelica (Claudia Cardinale), ultimately a more radical change.