Sunday, March 10, 2013

Il gabbiano (The Seagull, 1977)

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Starring: Giulio Brogi, Laura Betti, Pamela Villoresi, Remo Girone
Label: Ripley's Home Video (2007)
Format: DVD / PAL / Region 0
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: Italian (Dolby Digital 1.0 mono)
Subtitles: English

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What's the film about?
Filmed in 16mm for Italian television, this 125-minute adaptation of Chekhov's play is a forgotten little gem. Beautifully staged and acted, by virtue of its iconoclastic approach it also overcomes the usual limitations of filmed theatre. Bellocchio's tack on the material, in fact, is strictly autobiographical: "Konstatin and Trigorin are the two side of each one of us, and they coexist today in a dramatic manner in the intellectual who was shaped by the experience of 1968".

...if you like Bellocchio, here you have the chance to discover one of his major works.


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