Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.
Original title: Prima Della Rivoluzione
Italy, 1964. Cineriz, Iride Cinematografica. Story and Screenplay by Bernardo Bertolucci, collaboration with Gianni Amico. Cinematography by Aldo Scavarda. Music by Ennio Morricone. Production Design by Vittorio Cafiero, Angelo Canevari. Costume Design by Federico Forquet. Film Editing by Roberto Perpignani.
A teenage boy is growing into his twenties and looking for a cause to fulfill his burgeoning ideology. He decides to flirt with communism, despite the fact that he has no intention of leaving the comforts of bourgeois life behind. Further complicating things, his favourite aunt has just come for a visit and he finds himself irresistibly attracted to her. The two start a very dangerous affair that provides for some ample growing-up opportunities on his part. Bernardo Bertolucci made this film when he was only 22 years old, and though it features a taboo, risque storyline, its visuals are ripped right out of Antonioni’s L’Avventura.