Italian Film Festival – Event Center – Boccaccio '70

Friday, Nov. 11, 2022 - 3:30 PM

Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, CA

The Film Festival of the Italian American Club will present Boccaccio ‘70 at the Event Center on November 11.

Trailer :

This classic film from 1962. has been released in a Blu-Ray DVD with improved video and sound.  Boccaccio ’70 is a comedic anthology film directed by Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli and Luchino Visconti   It consists of four episodes, each by one of the directors, all about a different aspect of morality and love in modern times in the style of Giovanni Boccaccio.  It is in Italian with English subtitles

This event is free for all residents and friends.

The showing will start at 4 PM. and the episodes will be shown in the following order:

1) Le Tentazioni del Dottor Antonio

Directed by Federico Fellini. Written by Fellini, Ennio Flaiano and Tullio Pinelli. Music by Nino Rota. With Peppino De Filippo and Anita Ekberg.                                                                                                           Dr Antonio Mazzuolo, a middle-aged man, has taken it upon himself to be the protector of Rome’s morality and law and order from what he sees as vice, crime and immorality throughout the city. (About 50 minutes)

2) La Riffa

Directed by Vittorio De Sica. Written by Cesare Zavattini. Music by Armando Trovajoli. With Sophia Loren.                                                                                                                                                                                                        A timid lottery winner is entitled to one night with the attractive Zoe (Sophia Loren). Zoe, however, has other plans. (About 50 minutes)

3) Il Lavoro

Directed by Luchino Visconti. Written by Suso Cecchi d’Amico and Visconti. Music by Nino Rota. With Romy Schneider, Tomas Milian, and Romolo Valli.                                                                                                          Il Lavoro (The Job), is about an aristocratic couple. The husband is caught by the press visiting prostitutes. After saying she intends from then on to work for her income, the wife demands payment from her husband for her sexual services, to which he agrees. (About 64 minutes)

4) Renzo e Luciana

Directed by Mario Monicelli. Written by Giovanni Arpino, Italo Calvino, Suso Cecchi d’Amico and Mario Monicelli. Music by Piero Umiliani. With Marisa Solinas and Germano Giglioli.                                                A young couple tries to hide their marriage and the wife’s supposed pregnancy from the draconian rules at their place of employment, which has banned female employees from getting married and having children.  (About 45 minutes)

There will be a short intermission after each episode.

The room will be set up with tables in addition to a few rows of chairs, auditorium style.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own refreshment, snacks etc.  The Club will have some paper goods, but attendees are encouraged to bring non disposable glasses etc.

While reservations are not required, it will help us to set up the room if you fill out the following form: