Fists in the Pocket
Friday, July 15 - Thursday, July 21, 2022
Tormented by twisted desires, a young man takes drastic measures to rid his grotesquely dysfunctional family of its various afflictions in this astonishing 1965 debut from Marco Bellocchio. Charged by a coolly assured style, shocking perversity, and savage gallows humor, _Fists in the Pocket_ was a gleaming ice pick in the eye of bourgeois family values and Catholic morality, a truly unique work that continues to rank as one of the great achievements of Italian cinema.
Screening as part of our series Primo Bellocchio in celebration of Marco Bellocchio’s new documentary Marx Can Wait a personal exploration of a family tragedy, opening on Friday, July 15.
- Country Italy
- Language In Italian with English subtitles
- Year 1965
- Running Time 108 minutes
- Distributor Janus
- Director Marco Bellocchio
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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