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136 Ratings

The Year of the Cannibals

I cannibali

Directed by Liliana Cavani
Italy, 1970


Loosely inspired by the ancient Greek classic “Antigone”, The Year of the Cannibals brings myth to modern times, in a fictitious land where reality is suspended, youth rebellion is brewing, and Antigone faces an uncertain future.

The Year of the Cannibals Directed by Liliana Cavani

Critics reviews

[I Cannibali] is more oddity than masterpiece. But it’s a fascinating one… “I Cannibali” is very much a youth film, its pop flavor accentuated by a gospel yeah-yeah score that is one of the great composer Ennio Morricone’s lesser efforts. Still, as belted out by a singer credited as Don Powell, the defiant theme song is almost unforgettable…
January 31, 2014
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