The Spider’s Stratagem

1970, 100m, 35mm, Italy

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Screened November 24–27, 2017

Reteaming with cinematographer Vittorio Storaro immediately following The Conformist, Bertolucci scored another mesmerizing critical hit in transposing a Jorge Luis Borges short story from 19th-century Ireland to 20th-century Italy. Giulio Brogi returns to the village where his father has been memorialized as a martyr killed for his anti-Fascist stance. But does dad’s long-ago love Alida Valli have more to add to the official story?

In Italian with English subtitles

A film by Bernardo Bertolucci

June 20–27

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Introduced by Time film critic Stephanie Zacharek