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Caesar Must Die

Cesare deve morire | Paolo Taviani Vittorio Taviani 2012
Italy | Italian with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 76 minutes

North American Premiere! Directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani in person at 9/29, 9/30 and 10/1 screenings! Rush tickets available for the 9/30 screening!

Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (Padre PadroneThe Night of the Shooting Stars) triumphantly reasserted their eminence among modern Italian directors by winning the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival with Caesar Must Die. The sight of inmates putting on a play in prison is not entirely new, but beginning with the brilliant opening scenes of convicts with wildly differing accents and backgrounds auditioning for the immortal roles of Brutus, Anthony, Cassius and, most impressively and menacingly, the title character in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, this approach resonates in ways that both Pirandello and Brecht would have appreciated. The play’s director must not only help guide these amateurs in their performances, but is also forced to police real-life rivalries and rages that threaten to derail the production before it can ever be seen. Vital, provocative and entirely engaging,Caesar marks a wonderful late-career triumph for this still-formidable brother act. An Adopt Films release.

Series: NYFF50: Main Slate

Venue: Walter Reade Theater, Francesca Beale Theater, Alice Tully Hall

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