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Trintignant & Co: The Film Series • Le Conformiste / The Conformist (1970, BERTOLUCCI)

  • Thursday January 19 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Free for members and students* • $15 Non-Members

  • *Register with .edu email address or present Student ID

  • In Italian with English subtitles

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“Generally understood to be an unshakably influential film and a keystone of the canon, The Conformist represents Bernardo Bertolucci’s first fully successful coordinated attack on the retinas. The film presents one stunning image after another; it takes about 45 minutes to even start noticing much else on first viewing.” - SLANT

A glass of Bourgogne Louis Jadot, our favorite French wine, is included. Enter for a chance to win Sofitel’s Le Bar gift certificate at each screening.

Le Conformiste / The Conformist


(1970, In Italian with English Subtitles, 110 min)

At the peak of his creativity, Bernardo Bertolucci created a visually, politically and psychologically intriguing film. Based on Alberto Moravia’s novel, the rise of Mussolini sets the stage for our protagonist Marcello (Jean-Louis Trintignant) who is a young fascist assigned the job of killing a former professor. Accompanied by his girlfriend (Stefania Sandrelli), he meets the professor and his young wife in Paris. However, the story quickly goes askew in this Oscar nominated film. A must-see for the big screen, this masterpiece has gone on to influence filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese and Michael Mann and remains one of the great triumphs of international cinema.

He was shy, but it’s shyness that made Jean-Louis Trintignant an actor valued by the best directors for what he held back rather than what he gave away. He was shy and women loved him. His first wife was the actress Stéphane Audran; his affair with Brigitte Bardot on the set of And God Created Woman directed by Roger Vadim, Bardot’s husband, made him famous. He went on to work with Chabrol, Lelouch, Truffaut, Bertolucci, and be paired with Romy Schneider, Anouk Aimée, Juliette Binoche, Fanny Ardant and many more…He even made a spaghetti western! His other passion was car racing and he survived the Mans 24 hours race. His life had its share of tragedy, losing his first daughter, Pauline, at 10 months, and his other daughter, the actress Marie Trintignant, a victim of domestic violence. He made very few films after this tragedy, one of them the much-awarded Amour, by Michael Haneke.

*Students with IDs on-site / .edu addresses online. High school, college, or university.

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