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13 - 20 October 2018: Padre Padrone


Padre Padrone
Paolo Taviani & Vittorio Taviani
1977 | 114 min | Colour | Digital
Italian with English subtitles

“The Taviani brothers first established their international reputation with this powerful film based on an autobiographical novel by Gavino Ledda, who escaped an impoverished childhood in Sardinia to become an accomplished linguist. Ledda himself introduces the film by passing the stick used by his father, an illiterate shepherd who can conceive no other future for his son than following the family tradition, to the actor (Omero Antonutti) who will play him. The primal conflict between an authoritarian father and a rebellious son is carefully situated by the Tavianis within a specific culture and a specific landscape, which paradoxically serves to make the struggle seem more timeless." – MOMA

Part of our season on the Taviani Brothers