The Conjugal Bed

  • Dir: Marco Ferreri

  • Italy / France, 1963, 90 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Ugo Tognazzi, Marina Vlady, Walter Giller

All would envy Alfonso, a 40-year-old man, when he marries a beautiful and religious virgin. But soon he faces the grim fate of a worker bee, whose sole mission is to fulfill his queen’s sexual desires and quest for motherhood. A satirical Buñuelian grotesquerie that was censored upon release, Ferreri’s first Italian feature pokes wicked fun at the eternal battle between the sexes, while offering a critical commentary on the matriarchal complex and religious formalities. Marina Vlady (2 or 3 Things I Know About Her) was named Best Actress at Cannes.

Cannes Film Festival: Best Actress


    In-theatre Screening

    • 2021-03-06 (Sat)
      2021-03-20 (Sat)


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