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On 23 August 2020, the Jewish Museum Berlin is opening its new core exhibition. Until then the museum will be closed for renovations.

Elio Petri – A Quiet Place in the Country

Drama / horror, Italy, 1968, 102 min

Monday Movies: Elio Petri – A Quiet Place In The Country; images courtesy of Park Circus/MGM

Silver Bear winner at the 1969 Berlinale
English original soundtrack with German subtitles

Program Sourrounding the Exhibition "No Compromises! The Art of Boris Lurie"

Where

Old Building, level 1, Education Room

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Leonardo Ferri (played by Franco Nero) needs peace and quiet to work on his art. So he moves to the countryside, into a house where a woman was killed during the war – but being there also does not solve the problem, in fact he becomes even more nervous, uncontrolled, and unpredictable. A far too little known masterpiece by Italian director Elio Petri – part horror show in stark atonal sounds, part social grotesque of a sometimes disconcerting, melancholy kind.

Like Boris Lurie, Petri holds a distorting mirror up to both the art world, numbed through self reference, and the dull bourgeoisie that worships only the here and now.

Contact

Gesa Struve
T +49 (0)30 259 93 517
F +49 (0)30 259 93 513
g.struve@jmberlin.de

Where, when, what?

  • When 4 July 2016, 7.30 pm
  • Where Old Building, level 1, Education Room

    
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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