Honoring Female Directors – Seven Beauties (1975)

March 12, 2016 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

seven beauties

Seven Beauties (Italian: Pasqualino Settebellezze) is a 1975 Italian language film written and directed by Lina Wertmüller and starring Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey, and Shirley Stoler.

Written by Wertmüller, the film is about an Italian everyman who deserts the army during World War II and is captured by the Germans and sent to a prison camp, where he does anything to survive. Through flashbacks, we learn about his family of seven unattractive sisters, his accidental murder of one sister’s lover, his imprisonment in an insane asylum, his rape of a patient, and his volunteering to be a soldier to escape confinement. The film received four Academy Award nominations, including for Best Foreign Language Film and one Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Foreign Film.

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