The Conformist

1970, 114m, DCP, Italy/France/West Germany

Adapting Alberto Moravia’s novel, Bertolucci earned international acclaim as well as his first Academy Award nomination. His direction of the great Jean-Louis Trintignant as a closeted Italian who commits to Fascism in the 1930s but struggles with its attendant betrayals is electric, and Bertolucci’s first collaboration with cinematographer Vittorio Storaro yields images of decadent luxury and harsh loveliness—with unforgettable sequences of dancing and death.

In Italian with English subtitles

A film by Bernardo Bertolucci