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30 August 2010

Chance to Catch a classic movie remastered BFI Presents The Leopard (Il Gattopardo)

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The Great thing about independent &arthouse cinema's is the opportunity to visually experience cinematic masterpieces of generations gone by and thanks to BFI another classic movie comes to a screen near you.

Luchino Visconti’s sumptuous masterpiece The Leopard will be released in a breathtaking new digital restoration in cinemas nationwide. Backed up with a fantastic score, wonderful costumes with memorising scenes which makes you feel you will be part of the movie especially the fantastic ballroom you look anxiously to find someone to join you in the next dance.

Set in 1860-62, during the turbulent period of Italian unification, it tells the story of an aristocratic Sicilian family threatened by political upheaval. Starring Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon, it is one of the most beautiful epics ever made.  The Leopard is screening at the BFI Southbank, London throughout september as part of their Nino Rota season As one of the most successful of all film composers (who worked with likes of Fellini,  Coppola, Visconti and Zeffirelli)  a full range of Rota's films will be on the screen including The Godfather II and La Dolce Vita.
The movie was digitally remastered for this year's Cannes Film Festival and thanks to BFI the movie this weekend started its national tour of various cinemas up and down the country through out September into October and November.
For more information and a link to the movies trailer, you can find after the break...