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Mastroianni and Gassman | Grands of Italian Cinema

April 27 - May 5


On the occasion of its 11th retrospective, Metropolis is partnering once again this year with the Italian Institute in Beirut to pay tribute to the acclaimed actors Marcello Mastroianni and Vittorio Gassman. Nine of their major films will be screened at Metropolis Empire Sofil from April 27th to May 5th 2012.

Marcello Mastroianni, undoubtedly the most famous Italian actor in the world of international cinema, is the winner of many awards including two British Academy awards, one Golden Globe, two Best Actor awards at the Cannes International film festival, several Italian awards in addition to three Academy Awards nominations. You will get the chance to see many of his most famous comedies like Divorce Italian Style by Pietro Germi and The Big Feast by Marco Ferreri.

During this retrospective, you will also have the opportunity to explore the talents of one of the greatest actors of Italian cinema: Vittorio Gassman. You will see some of his most acclaimed works such as The Desert of the Tartars by Valerio Zurlini, The Easy Life by Dino Risi, and many others yet to be discovered soon at Metropolis Cinema!

Divorce Italian Style by Pietro Germi is the opening film for this retrospective. It has won the Best Comedy Award at the Cannes International Film Festival in 1962, and the Academy Award for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay in 1963.
Metropolis has also the pleasure to present other major films of Mastroianni and Gassman, including Il Bell’Antonio (Golden Leopard, Locarno Film Festival 1960), and Scent of a Woman (Best Actor for Vittorio Gassman, Cannes International Film Festival 1975).

All screenings are at 20:00
Ticket : 5,000 L.L. | Pass festival : 30,000 L.L.


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    Divorzio all'italiana

    Directed by Pietro Germi On April 27 at 20:00


    Baron Fefé Cefalù, a Sicilian nobleman, falls in love with his cousin Angela. But he’s married to Rosalia.

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    Il sorpasso

    Directed by Dino Risi On April 28 at 20:00


    On a sunny August day, Bruno, a jaded and hedonistic forty-year-old man, asks Roberto, a young shy law student, to use his phone to make a call.

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    La grande Abbuffata

    Directed by Marco Ferreri On April 29 at 20:00


    A pilot, a master chef, a judge and a television host head to a lavish remote villa where they could literally eat themselves to death over a weekend.

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    La famiglia

    Directed by Ettore Scola On April 30 at 20:00


    As he’s preparing to celebrate his 80th birthday with his family, Carlo revisits his life by taking a walk down memory lane without leavi

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    Il bell'Antonio

    Directed by Mauro Bolognini On May 1st at 20:00


    Antonio is every woman’s dream man. His reputation of a ladies’ man runs in the family.

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    Il deserto dei tartari

    Directed by Valerio Zurlini On May 2 at 20:00


    Young lieutenant Giovanni Drogo has been assigned to Bastiani, an isolated fortress bordering a desert and a series of mountains.

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    C'eravamo tanto amati

    Directed by Ettore Scola On May 3 at 20:00


    Italy, 1944. Gianni, Nicola and Antonio fight together against the Nazis and end up fortifying their friendship.

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    Profumo di donna

    Directed by Dino Risi On May 4 at 20:00


    Fausto, a blind, aggressive and irascible captain, is having a trip from Turin to Naples to meet an old comrade.

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    Se permettete parliamo di donne

    Directed by Ettore Scola On May 5 at 20:00


    From a lover to a naïve prisoner to a joker, Vittorio Gassman stars in 9 different roles and comments on relationships, love and, of course, women.

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