Novecento (5.5 hours, with a dinner break)

Sunday, 22 December

Novecento (5.5 hours, with a dinner break)

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Time: 16:00, doors open at 15:30
There will be a one hour break to grab some food sometime around 19:00!

1 9 0 0     1976 (Novecento) Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci 315 minutes In Italian with English subtitles

This is Bernardo Bertolucci's sprawling five-hour epic charting the historical changes that took place in Italy at the birth of the 20th century. It came just after his famous Last Tango in Paris, and it shares the same gorgeous cinematography by the legendary cameraman Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now, The Conformist). Containing some of the most stunning sequences in film history, with a brilliant cast spearheaded by Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu and Dominique Sanda.

The scene for this multi-generational saga is set in rural Italy, and centers on the friendship between two boys... one is a peasant (Depardieu) and the other (De Niro) is the son of an aristocratic landowner. Although the movie begins with their relationship as children, the real focus comes into play as they get older and are subjected to the explosive events of history. It is the rising wave of fascism that takes over Italy that divides them, with each of the friends taking the opposite side. This film was the last in Italy that was so dramatically hard-hitting and committed, and therefore it represents the end of an era. After this breaking-point, Italian cinema would become more fluffy, superficial and entertainment-orientated.

Besides De Niro and Depardieu, we also have Sterling Hayden, Donald Sutherland, Stefania Sandrelli and Burt Lancaster... and it's graced with one of the best musical scores of Ennio Morricone. In America they cut out an hour of sex and politics, but of course we will be screening the director's original vision. A massive epic set to socially-engaged themes and lush visual beauty, that absolutely needs to be seen on the big screen.

This will be a high-definition screening.

Date & Time: 

Sunday, 22 December, 2019 - 16:00


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  • 3-5 €
- 3 €
Filmhuis Cavia
Van Hallstraat 52-1
1051 HH Amsterdam


Go through the gate. Cavia is on the right hand side, above Xena Sports. Take the stairs.


Former squat, now legalised

Filmhuis Cavia is a counterculture cinema, founded in 1983 by a squatters movement, which programs films you aren't likely to see anywhere else.


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opening times: 

Our regular screenings are on Tuesdays (programmed by Jeffrey), Thursdays and Fridays, but we also have extra screenings and film festivals throughout the year. Look us up to find our monthly program.

Doors always open half an hour before the film starts.

Weekly programme of film screenings in a circuit of underground / self-organised venues. Forgotten movies that should have been classics, neglected flics, lesser-known gems, always with a personal introduction by the programmer. All films in English, or with English subtitles.


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opening times: 

mostly Sunday to Thursday at about 7 different underground locations.