Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Oct 20, 2019
7:30pm

SWEPT AWAY AGAIN BY LINA WERTMÜLLER
Double Feature!
THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI / LOVE & ANARCHY
THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI
MIMI METALLURGICO FERITO NELL'ONORE
1972, Kino Lorber, 121 min, Italy, Dir: Lina Wertmüller

Giancarlo Giannini stars as a hapless laborer who is booted out of his job when he votes for the wrong candidate in the local election. After leaving his sexually reticent wife and extended family to look for work in Turin, he falls madly in love with a beautiful young communist played by Mariangela Melato (SWEPT AWAY). Transferred back to his hometown, Giannini begins a complicated and chaotic double life, quickly discovering that balancing love and politics, Mafia and the family is an impossible task.


LOVE & ANARCHY
FILM D'AMORE E D'ANARCHIA
1973, Kino Lorber, 125 min, Italy/France, Dir: Lina Wertmüller

Lina Wertmüller and her co-stars from SWEPT AWAY, Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato, reteam for a brilliant drama about a simple-hearted assassin who comes to Rome to kill Mussolini, only to fall in love with a vulnerable young prostitute. Wertmüller turns Salome's whorehouse into a stunning metaphor for Italy in the late 1930s - a house riddled with compromise and intrigue, rouged and painted on the outside but bleeding on the inside.


Both films in Italian with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sun, Oct 20, 2019 • 7:30pm

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