Die Geburt des Leoparden
Director: Luigi Falorni
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The only novel written by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa,The Leopard (Il Gattopardo, 1958), just like its screen adaptation by Luchino Visconti, is considered a masterpiece. This film tells about the life of Tomasi and his German-Baltic wife Alexandra von Wolff-Stomersee – their unusual love story. The chaos of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and World War II forced Alexandra to leave St. Petersburg and later on – the family's castle in Stāmeriena, Latvia. During the war, in 1943, she fled to her husband in Palermo, where she would live until the day she died.
A journey to a lost Europe, which used to be much more united in the past. It is, however, also a journey through the Europe of today, which continues to be haunted by the wounds of its past.
In the screening: Premiere, meeting with filmmakers