St. Michael Had a Rooster (1972)
St. Michael Had a Rooster (1972)

Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

St. Michael Had a Rooster

Paolo and Vittorio Taviani | Italy | 1972 | Unclassified (15+)

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Wed 6 Mar 2024

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This adaptation of Tolstoy’s story 'The Divine and the Human' moves the action from Tsarist Russia to a small town in central Italy during the country’s unification. It follows the fictional anarchist Giulio Manieri (Giulio Brogi) who, after an unsuccessful attempt at revolution and ten years of isolation, finds his projected leadership unsupported by a new generation of radicals. Both fable-like and realistically grounded, the Tavianis’ provocative, reflective and subversive awakening highlights the divided ideologies that lead to the film’s devastating final image.

4K DCP Courtesy of Cinecittà Luce

Presented in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute

Format: 4K DCP
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Source: Cinecittà Luce
Courtesy: Cinecittà Luce
Runtime: 91 mins

Event duration

91 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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