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The Leopard
Italian Goddesses

The Leopard

Il Gattopardo

Over the past six decades fabled Italian film star Claudia Cardinale has worked with master directors such as Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Sergio Leone and Werner Herzog, featuring in some of the most acclaimed European films of the 1960s and 1970s.

In Luchino Visconti’s The Leopard (1963), Cardinale stars as Angelica Sedara, the beautiful fiancée of the nephew of the Prince of Salina, laying the cornerstones of her career with an opulent classic that recreates the tumultuous years of Italy's Risorgimento—when the aristocracy lost its grip and the middle classes rose and formed a unified, democratic Italy.

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1963, this 4K restoration of Luchino Visconti’s revered The Leopard is an epic on the grandest possible scale.

One of the greatest motion pictures of all time, as well as one of the most politically profound.
The New York Observer
Every frame of this film is an artwork…gorgeous to see in all its glory, incredibly moving…
Margaret Pomeranz
1963 | 185 min | Historical Drama | Italy, France | Italian with English subtitles
Luchino Visconti
Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Rina Morelli
Cannes Film Festival 1963, Palme d’Or
Nastro d’Argento Awards 1964, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design
David di Donatello Awards 1963, Best Production
Sant Jordi Awards 1964, Best Foreign Film
National Board of Review USA 1963, Top Foreign Films NBR Award
Golden Goblets 1963, Best Actor
Golden Globes 1964, Most Promising Newcomer – Male
Academy Awards 1964, Best Costume Design
Nastro d’Argento Awards 1964, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor
Luchino Visconti

Director: Luchino Visconti

Born in Milan to one of Europe’s oldest aristocratic families, Luchino Visconti directed 14 feature films, 40 plays and 12 operas. His works include literary adaptations from Dostoyevsky (White Nights, 1957), Albert Camus (The Stranger, 1967) and Thomas Mann (Death in Venice, 1971). At the Venice International Film Festival, Visconti was awarded the Golden Lion for Sandra (1965), Silver Lion for White Nights (1957) and the Grand Jury Prize for Rocco and his Brothers (1960), while The Leopard won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1963.

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