Il Gattopardo (“The Leopard”)
Directed By Luchino Visconti
Starring Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, and Alain Delon
In Italian with English Subtitles
Presented by Dr Charles Leavitt
Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Nastro d’Argento by Italian film critics, Luchino Visconti’s adaptation of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s best-selling novel Il Gattopardo is widely regarded as a cinematic masterpiece. The story of the Sicilian aristocrat Don Fabrizio, Principe di Salina (Burt Lancaster), whose nephew Tancredi (Alain Delon) is set to marry the beautiful but decidedly middle-class Angelica (Claudia Cardinale), Il Gattopardo combines lavish period detail with strikingly innovative and modern cinematography.