Digitally restored print of The Leopard (Il Gattopardo)

Digitally restored print of The Leopard (Il Gattopardo)

Luchino Visconti's 1963 epic adaptation

Don’t miss this brief chance to see the digitally restored print of Italian filmmaker Luchino Visconti’s 1963 epic adaptation of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s novel about the decline of one noble family at the time of the Italian reunification in the 19th century. Painstakingly adapted by the aristocratic Visconti, The Leopard is a visually stunning treat.

GFT, Glasgow, Fri 1-Mon 4 Oct.

The Leopard

  • 5 stars
  • 1963
  • Italy
  • 3h 7min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Luchino Visconti
  • Written by: Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, Massimo Franciosa, Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi d'Amico
  • Cast: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Serge Reggiani, Mario Girotti, Pierre Clementi

Characteristically lavish Visconti adaptation of Giuseppe De Lampedusa's classic novel of the Italian Risorgimento has a splendid Lancaster as the prince of Salina reflecting mournfully on the rise of the bourgeoisie when his nephew Delon marries merchant's daughter Cardinale. It's undeniably overlong and rather…

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