Jealousy, Italian Style (1970) Cinecittà Luce
Jealousy, Italian Style (1970) Cinecittà Luce
Jealousy, Italian Style (1970) Cinecittà Luce

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Jealousy, Italian Style

Ettore Scola | Italy | 1970 | Unclassified (15+)

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In one of her greatest comedic performances, Monica Vitti is Adelaide, a florist in a less-than-picturesque Rome enmeshed in a turbulent, farcical relationship with both Marcello Mastroianni’s adulterous communist bricklayer (a Cannes Best Actor-winning turn) and Giancarlo Giannini’s woebegone young pizzaiolo (hence the film’s international title, The Pizza Triangle). Co-writer and director Scola here infuses the commedia all’italiana with bitter irony and fourth wall-breaking formal sophistication; the cinematography is by the great Carlo Di Palma.

Format: Colour, 35mm
Language: Italian with English Subtitles
Source: Cinecittà Luce
Courtesy: Cinecittà Luce
Duration: 99 mins


99 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Also screening on Wed 1 June


Facing Modernity: A Tribute to Monica Vitti

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L’Eclisse (1962) – Wed 1 June at 7pm
Jealousy, Italian Style (1970)– Wed 1 June at 9.15pm

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About the program

Monica Vitti is one of the most iconic performers of European modernist cinema. She is best known for her extraordinary four-film collaboration with lover Michelangelo Antonioni in the early 1960s. The cultural and artistic impact of these four films – which launched her career – has, in the international realm at least, tended to obscure her much longer reign as an almost-unrivalled star of Italian comedy.

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