LINA WERTMÜLLER’S FIRST FILM WITH A FELLINIAN ATMOSPHERE
FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY
“A FINE ANALYSIS OF CLASS AND GENRE RELATIONSHIPS TO MORNING HUMOR.” CINEMA NOTEBOOKS
Son of a notary in a small town in southern Italy, Antonio, 20, spends his days bored with his friends Francesco and Sergio. The weeks and months pass, interminably similar, furnished with the same discussions and the same absence of activity. To fulfill family tradition, Antonio pursues studies as a notary in Bari, but the young man dreams of elsewhere...
After her collaboration with Federico Fellini on 8½ , Lina Wertmüller shot her first feature film, encouraged by the maestro. A great success upon its release, The Basilischi demonstrates the early mastery of its director and her perfect technical knowledge. The future filmmaker of Pasquale and Film of Love and Anarchy x-rays local youth marked by provincialism, with their often shattered dreams and ambitions – like the apathetic “little calves” of the Vitelloni , of her mentor Fellini. With its music composed by a very young Ennio Morricone, The Basilischi can be discovered for the first time on Blu-ray™ in its 4K restoration.
THE BASILISHI by Lina Wertmüller (1963 - Colors - 83 mins) New 4K Restoration Original version with French subtitles Blu-ray edition
INCLUDED: 2022 TRAILER
BD 25 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING Original Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles 1.85 format respected • Black & White • Film duration: 83 mins