Cinematographer: Vittorio Storaro
Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci. 1970, 111 mins. 35mm. With Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Dominique Sanda. With Vittorio Storaro behind the lens, Bertolucci’s adaptation of Alberto Moravia’s classic Italian novel becomes a visual fantasia. Every scene boasts eye-popping camera movement, angles, colors, and lighting. All of this inventiveness is in the service of a gripping, brilliantly acted story about an assassin who is desperate to join the Fascist party as it is rising to power, and who is hired to kill a former teacher.
Tickets for Friday evening screenings: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students / free for Museum members) and includes admission to the Museum’s galleries, which are open until 8:00 p.m.