The Lizards

(I basilischi)

1963, Italy, 85m, 35mm


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Screened April 24–26, 2017

Using experience gained as an assistant director on 8 ½ (and taking some of Fellini’s crew), Wertmüller made a debut that feels like a direct response to her mentor’s I Vitelloni: a compassionate snapshot of small town coming-of-age, Italian style. But Wertmüller’s treatment, shot for only $60,000, features a style and energy all her own, boosted by a Morricone score.

In Italian with English subtitles.

A film by Lina Wertmüller