La Grande Bouffe

1973, France/Italy, 130m, DCP

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Screened January 1–4, 2019

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Boundary-pushing filmmaker Ferreri’s brew of middle-aged hedonism and gastronomic overindulgence instantly became a conversation piece after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival—though not everyone could stomach it—and would remain his best-known achievement. The formidable foursome of Marcello Mastroianni, Philippe Noiret, Michel Piccoli, and Ugo Tognazzi convenes at a villa to eat themselves to death, with Andréa Ferréol as a sexual diversion.

DCP courtesy of the American Genre Film Archive

In French with English subtitles

A film by Marco Ferreri

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