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Cleveland Italian Film Festival "The Leopard" (Il Gattopardo)


The Leopard” – (Il Gattopardo)  - Cedar Lee Theater

September 22, 2011 – 7:30 pm

                                $10 Film tickets - Pre-film Dinner $15 - 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Winner of the Italian Oscar, Nominated for an Academy Award,  winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Golden Palm, and the only film to get a 100% film critic rating. “ The Leopard”, taken from a novel written by a Sicilian Prince Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa , is considered one of the most important novels in modern Italian literature.

This award winning film, directed by the great Italian director, Luchino Visconti stars Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon is one of the most beautiful epics ever filmed.

The film takes place at the time when Giuseppe Garibaldi, the hero of Italian unification, swept through Sicily.  The aristocratic Salina family headed by Prince Fabrizio, a 19th century nobleman whose position is eroded by newly moneyed peasants.  Beautiful cinematography paints a picture of lavish villas, opulence and a fairy tale existence.

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  • Mary V.

    This was a movie for the extreme history buff...I believe it showed why social change was so desperately needed. As with many Italian films, the photography was amazing.

    September 25, 2011

  • Virgil J.

    Hi everyone I am working on starting a protest to get italian channels on cable network dish network please go to dish and send your inquiry thankyou. Very much Virgil Jackson

    September 19, 2011

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