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Lina Wertmüller

Love and Anarchy (1973)

In collaboration with Science Gallery Dublin Paccar Theatre with an introduction by Dr Jennifer O’Meara.

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present, in collaboration with Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, a rare screening of Love and Anarchy, directed by Lina Wertmüller. The 1973 tragic-comedy follows the exploits of a young farmer, played by Giancarlo Giannini, hiding in a brothel and falling in love, while planning to assassinate Mussolini.

In 1977, Wertmüller was the first female director to receive a nomination for an Academy Award for her film Seven Beauties. Despite this early widespread success, her work is now difficult to to find or to view, until a large-scale screening retrospective at the Barbican, London, earlier this year.

The screening will be introduced by Dr Jennifer O’Meara, Assistant Professor in Film Studies, School of Creative Arts, Trinity College Dublin. Dr O’Meara’s research and teaching expertise include European cinema and women in film, and she is Programming Manager for the Dublin Feminist Film Festival.

The screening will take place in the Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery Dublin. All are welcome and there is no need to book a place.


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