Before the Revolution

Prima della rivoluzione
Produced by —
Photography by Aldo Scavarda
Music by —
Written by —

The study of a youth on the edge of adulthood and his aunt, ten years older.

Before the Revolution is a 1964 Italian romantic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. It stars Adriana Asti and Francesco Barilli and is centred on “political and romantic uncertainty among the youth of Parma”.

The film, strongly influenced by the French New Wave, was shot between September and November, 1963. The shooting took place in Parma and its surroundings, one scene being filmed in the camera ottica (optical chamber) at the Sanvitale Fortress in Fontanellato. It premiered on 9 May 1964 at the 17th Cannes Film Festival during the International Critics’ Week. Although the initial reception was only lukewarm, it has since become widely respected by critics, praised for its technical merit and music and is included in the book in the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, where Colin MacCabe refers to it as “the perfect portrait of the generation who were to embrace revolt in the late 1960s”. A retrospective of the film was given at the BFI Southbank in London. [wiki]

Before the Revolution Movie Trailer

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.