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Last Tango in Paris (Bertolucci): Italian Night

Last Tango in Paris (Bertolucci): Italian Night

We couldn’t think of a better way to mark Italian Day on the Drive (Sunday, June 14) than with a film festival showcasing some of our favourite Italian films. Join us at the Rio for four nights dedicated to a fantastic selection of classic films spanning decades and genres, including Federico Fellini’s iconic 8 1/2 and Bernardo Bertolucci’s masterful LAST TANGO IN PARIS. Special thanks to our partners, Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre and Italian Day on The Drive 2015

Saturday, June 13
8 1/2 – Doors 6:30 / Movie 7:00


*Single ticket price $10 advance / $12 at the door.

See both features for $12 advance / $14 door!
*Buy an Italian Nights at the Rio film pass – good for every film in the series – for just $50 at
*Groupons and passes OK for any single screening. Please redeem at the door.
**Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.

8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963 / Blu-Ray, 138 mins / 18A) | A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, Barbara Steele. Guido is a film director, trying to relax after his last big hit. He can’t get a moment’s peace, however, with the people who have worked with him in the past constantly looking for more work. He wrestles with his conscience, but is unable to come up with a new idea. While thinking, he starts to recall major happenings in his life, and all the women he has loved and left. An autobiographical film of Fellini, about the trials and tribulations of film making. Often cited by Federico Fellini himself as one of his favorite films ever, even considering other directors’ works.

LAST TANGO IN PARIS “Ultimo tango a Parigi” (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1974 / Blu Ray, 128 mins, 18A) | Passionate, sexual, and entirely unforgettable, Bernardo Bertolucci’s LAST TANGO IN PARIS is an exotic, erotic masterpiece about an engaged Parisian woman (Maria Schneider) and her clandestine affair with a recently widowed, middle-aged American businessman (Marlon Brando). Upon its release in 1974, the film received worldwide attention for its unflinching sex scenes (it originally received an “X” rating and was banned in many countries) as well as its raw, naturalistic portrayal of a very adult relationship*

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