The Leopard

Dir. Luchino Visconti. 1963, 185 mins, plus intermission. Italian with English subtitles. New restoration on DCP. With Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Pierre Clémenti. Visconti’s extraordinary, luxuriously beautiful three-hour work—about a prince who watches his fortune and way of life crumble around him amid the upheaval of the Risorgimento in mid-nineteenth-century Italy—is one of the grandest of all movie epics. The sumptuous widescreen cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno and aching Nino Rota score are matched by the truly dazzling cast.

Restoration credits
Restored in association with Cineteca di Bologna, L'Immagine Ritrovata, The Film Foundation, Pathé, Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Twentieth Century Fox and Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia-Cineteca Nazional. Restoration funding provided by Gucci and The Film Foundation.

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