The Spider’s Stratagem

  • Dir: Bernardo Bertolucci

  • Italy, 1970, 100 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Giulio Brogi, Alida Valli, Pippo Campanini

Through his tragic death, an anti-Fascist figure is transformed into the legendary hero of a provincial Italian town. Returning for his honouring ceremony, his son becomes entwined in a web of mysteries and ambiguities as he gradually discovers the truth behind his father’s myth. A continuation of his classic The Conformist (1970), Bertolucci transposes Jorge Luis Borges’ short story, orchestrating the high tragedy of a thrilling theatrical play into a dazzling microcosm of human society filled with lies and delusion.


    In-theatre Screening

    • 2021-03-07 (Sun)
      2021-03-21 (Sun)


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