Focus on Claudia Cardinale

8 1/2 (Otto e mezzo)
8 1/2 (Otto e mezzo)
A spotlight on the most glamorous screen star to emerge out of 1960s Italian cinema, graduating from 'Italian Bardot' to the undisputed darling of auteurs from Visconti and Fellini to Leone.

Curated by Roberta Ciabarra

Friday 19 February - Sunday 28 February 2010
Full $13 Concession $10
6 Session Pass: Full $60 Concession $48
NB > 6 Session Packages can only be purchased by phone (03 8663 2583) or in person at the ACMI Tickets & Information Desk. All sessions must be selected at time of booking.

Sandra (Vaghe stelle dell'orsa)

Visconti's Gothic-tinged reworking of the Elektra complex was awarded the Golden Lion at Venice.


Werner Herzog's grand Amazonian folly unites Claudia Cardinale with the mercurial Klaus Kinski.

A Girl in Australia (Bello, onesto, emigrato Australia sposerebbe compaesana illibata)

Claudia Cardinale and Italian comedy great Alberto Sordi co-star in this Italo-Australian charmer.

Girl with a Suitcase (La ragazza con la valigia)

Claudia Cardinale made her acting 'debut' at the Cannes Film Festival in this romantic drama.

Once Upon a Time in the West

Sergio Leone's towering meta-Western screens in a fully restored, complete and uncut 35mm print.

The Pink Panther

Cardinale shares the screen with Peter Sellers' Inspector Clouseau in Blake Edwards' comedy caper.

8 1/2 (Otto e mezzo)

Cardinale plays Mastroianni's muse in Fellini's 1964 Oscar® winner for Best Foreign Language Film.

The Leopard (Il gattopardo)

Cardinale's star-making role alongside Burt Lancaster and Alain Delon in Visconti's epic drama.

Program Changes

Bebo's Girl (La ragazza di bube)

Due to circumstances beyond our control, A Girl in Australia will now screen in place of this film.

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