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Name: TWILIGHT TIME
Number: TWILIGHT247-BR

GRAN BOLLITO (BLACK JOURNAL / 1977) (BLU-RAY)
Starring:  Rita Tushingham, Shelley Winters, Laura Antonelli, Renato Pozzetto, Alberto Lionello, Max von Sydow
Directed By:  Mauro Bolognini
Composed By:  Enzo Jannacci

“Gran Bollito unravels secrets of a pre-war Italian condominium with the skill of a cartoon magician. It is as though the sentimental treasures in Rimbaud’s ‘Le Buffet’ are brought back to life. The faded laces, the locks of hair, the dried flowers: they are all given a second chance. However, the glamour and camaraderie conceal some dark dealings.”
– Adrian Liberto, Film-News.co.uk

Mauro Bolognini, that master of Italian costume and period dramas, gives us a peculiar slice of Grand Guignol with Gran Bollito (Black Journal, 1977). The film stars Shelley Winters as a mother so insanely over-protective of her grown son that she decides to make a deal with death by offering alternate victims, plucked from among her fellow tenants in a 1938 Italian apartment building; among these are several men playing women, including the one and only Max Von Sydow. Laura Antonelli and Rita Tushingham also star.

LANGUAGE: Italian
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 1.85:1
AUDIO: Italian 1.0 DTS-HD MA
SUBTITLES: English
1977 / Color
112 MINUTES
NOT RATED

Special Features: Audio Commentary with Film Historians Derek Botelho and David Del Valle / Original Theatrical Trailer

Limited Edition of 3,000 Units

  
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