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Elio Petri x Marcello Mastroianni

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Marcello Mastroianni and Federico Fellini are perhaps the most legendary actor/director duo of all time, and films like or La Dolce Vita have an indisputed place in the pantheon of cinema. However, the work of the most iconic actor ever with thought-provoking, elusive filmmaker Elio Petri is equally stunning, and remains tragically underseen. This spectacular double bill is here to prove it.

The 10th Victim

Elio Petri Italy, 1965

The next collaboration between director Elio Petri and silver screen icon Marcello Mastroianni is far better known: a retro-futurist sci-fi satire of social bloodlust, playfully twisting genre expectations and far ahead of Battle Royale and The Hunger Games. It’s Mastroianni vs. Ursula Andress!

The Assassin

Elio Petri Italy, 1961

You may be most familiar with Marcello Mastroianni pairing with director Federico Fellini, but his work with Elio Petri (Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion) is equally stunning. Marcello stars in Petri’s first film, a wicked social satire, presented here in a brilliant new restoration.

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