For our next screening, the Italian Department’s Rachel Johnson will present Paolo Sorretino’s The Consequences of Love (2004).
The film contains one of the most important cinematic trios in Italian film – one which will continue to work together films from Il Divo (2008) to The Great Beauty (2013) and Youth (2016) – director Paolo Sorrentino, cinematographer Luca Bigazzi, and lead actor Toni Servillo.
This is how Sight and Sound described The Consequences of Love when naming it its film of the month: ‘Just as an exercise in style, Consequences would be exceptional, but in its second half, as events gather momentum, it creates a compelling sense of existential vertigo, like a fatal fall captured in the most deliberate slow-motion.’
As usual, the screening will be followed by a group discussion over wine and nibbles.
When: 6-9pm, Wednesday 31st May
Where: Seminar room 1, LHRI
This screening is funded by the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures and the AHRC OWRI fund.