ICE-Vision: The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970)
Thursday, November 4 at 8 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150
Film Studies major Will Stephenson continues ICE’s informal weekly series, selecting a variety of world cinema classics and subcultural curiosities.
“Restored to its original length and rich color under cinematographer Vittorio Storaro’s supervision, “The Conformist” seems every bit as superb as it was when first released in 1970. Bertolucci combines the bravura style of Fellini, the acute sense of period of Visconti, the political commitment of Elio Petri — and, better still, a total lack of self-indulgence…”The Conformist,” is not merely an indictment of fascism — with some swipes at ecclesiastical hypocrisy too — but also a profound personal tragedy.” – L.A. Times