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THE CONFORMIST/IL CONFORMISTA (EVENING COURSE: READING PICTURES)

BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI

This film screened on Tuesday 10th  March 2015.

Ever since the Lumière Brothers pointed their camera at workers leaving the factory in 1895, the cinematographer’s endeavour to record movement with light remains at the heart of any film. Drawing on Bertolucci’s classic, concerning a fascist minion in 1930s Italy, director of photography Baz Al-Rawi will explore how the director and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro combine the elements of light, shadow, camera movement and mise-en-scène to expressionistic and highly influential effect.

This event is taking place as part of the IFI Evening Course, Reading Pictures (Tuesdays, March 3rd – April 7th). Full course price: €70 (€65 concessions), including tea/coffee. Please book your place by calling Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or emailing scorrigan@irishfilm.ie (individual tickets for films on this Course are not available.)

 

111 minutes, Italy-France-West Germany, 1970, Drama, Subtitled, Bernardo Bertolucci

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