Padre Padrone (1977)
Padre Padrone (1977)

Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Padre Padrone

Paolo and Vittorio Taviani | Italy | 1977 | M

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Wed 6 Mar 2024

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Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival, and a favourite of Akira Kurosawa, this Sardinian-set tale of a shepherd’s escape from his tyrannical father (Omero Antonutti) is often considered the Tavianis’ masterpiece. Based on an autobiographical novel by linguist Gavino Ledda, the film draws a compelling parallel between the limitations of language and the material constraints of poverty. Deploying a range of styles from neorealism to magic realism and a mix of actors and non-actors, this is a meditation on the eternal themes of patriarchal domination, the tension between tradition and modernity, and the emancipatory power of education.

35mm print courtesy of Cinecittà Luce

Presented in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute

Format: 35mm
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Source: Cinecittà Luce
Courtesy: Cinecittà Luce
Runtime: 114 mins

Event duration

114 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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