Screening of the film "The Tenth Victim"

Elio Petri Introduced byRanieri Polese

Screening of the film "The Tenth Victim"

may sat 28, 2016 - 22.30
teatro Bolognini - Via del Presto, 5
 admission euro 3.00

Based on a story by Robert Sheckley with a screenplay by Ennio Flaiano and Tonino Guerra, this 1965 film projects us into an indeterminate future where wars have been abolished and to create an outlet for some people’s violent instincts, the game of the human hunt is developed. All you have to do is be part of an international club and play by the rules, whereby members are alternately hunters, and prey. The young American woman Caroline (Ursula Andress) has reached her tenth and final hunt. To win the title she must eliminate the last victim, the slothful Roman, Marcello (Marcello Mastroianni). With extraordinary set designs and 1960s costumes, The Tenth Victim is a forerunner of sci-fi films featuring the game as social emancipation, especially the idea of the reality show. A critical prediction of the future, dominated by advertising and an aggressive mass media.

Elio Petri (1929-1982), a painstaking intellectual and screenwriter, made his directorial debut with the psychological whodunit The Assassin (1961). His other films include His Days Are Numbered (1962), We Still Kill the Old Way (1967) which marked the start of his socially committed films, Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970) winner of an Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Film, starring Gian Maria Volonté, Lulu the Tool (1971) awarded the Palme d’Or at Cannes, Todo modo (1976) and Le mani sporche (1979).

Ranieri Polese is a journalist and literary critic for the newspaper Corriere della Sera, and is editor of its culture section. He has written for the papers La Nazione and L’Europeo. He is a member of Italy’s National Union of Film Critics (SNGCI) and is on the selection committee for the Venice Film Festival. His publications include Il film della mia vita (Rizzoli, 1995) and the preface to Le mie canzoni by Vasco Rossi (Mondadori). He curated l’Almanacco Guanda.