Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1900 (Novecento) is a sweeping political epic of Italian history from 1901, the year Verdi died, up to the Liberation in 1945. The film follows Alfredo, the son of estate owner or padrone Berlinghieri, and Olmo, the bastard child of a worker on Berlinghieri’s estate. Born on the same day, the two are bound by close childhood friendship and rivalry as they grow up during the turbulence of the interwar years. The film boasts great performances from Gérard Depardieu as adult Olmo, Robert De Niro as Alfredo Berlinghieri, and Donald Sutherland as Black Shirt and Estate Foreman Attila Melanchini. 1900 presents a powerful critique of Italy’s unequal and rigid social structure, which remained largely unchanged through half a century of war, racism, and liberation.
In this rare UK screening of Bertolucci’s rebellious masterpiece, we are able to present a pristine 35mm print in Italian with English subtitles of the original 315 minute length film.
Kino Klassika is thrilled to collaborate with supper club KinoVino in this final screening of our World to Win programme. We are offering a 1900 themed rustic food and wine reception during the hour long interval of the film.
To book tickets for the screening of Novecento at Regent Street Cinema, please follow the link below.
KinoVino, launched in 2015, is rapidly gaining recognition as one of London’s most original projects that unites food and film. Featured in British Vogue and named as one of the 10 best supper clubs by TimeOut London, KinoVino marries the best of world cinema with some of the most innovative menus inspired by the films. For each edition, it’s founder, Alissa Timoshkina, creates an immersive experience where film, food and wine are curated under one theme, with the original room decor and tablescapes reflecting and enhancing the theme of the night.