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Scalarama | Il Sorpasso

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Friday 29th September 2017, 6pm. £7
Red Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL

First half of the double bill of two sorely overlooked genius comedies from Italy and Spain. Il Sorpasso (d. Dino Risi, 1962) – is about an impulsive braggart who takes a shy law student on a two-day ride. El Verdugo (d. Luis Garcia Berlanga, 1963) – is about an undertaker who gets married to an old executioner's daughter and inherits his profession.. but is too reluctant to put it to practice. Dark, elegant and hilarious.

Hovering somewhere between Italian Neorealism and the French New Wave for some bizarre reason neither ever seem to make it to anybody’s ‘must watch’ lists – how could it be?? We say, too much spotlight for Fellini and Godard. Time to (re)discover Risi and Berlanga!

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