Mario Monicelli: Satires, Capers & Sendups

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Date: Thursday, March 05, 2015 - Sunday, April 19, 2015

Time: See link to festival programme.

Location: PFA Theatre: 2575 Bancroft Way (between College and Telegraph), Berkeley.

Organized by: BAM/PFA

In collaboration with: Luce Cinecittà; IIC SF; Colpa Cinema; Film Forum, New York; Rialto Pictures; Janus Films/Criterion Pictures.

One of Italian cinema's greatest secrets is revealed in this nine-film spotlight on director Mario Monicelli, a filmmaker responsible for some of the biggest comic hits that country has ever seen, yet whose name remains criminally unrecognized in the United States. Fresh from a successful New York retrospective, this series showcases Monicelli's reputation as the king of "Comedy, Italian Style", and also Italy's Everyman, an artist who put entertaining audiences above pleasing every critic.

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