La Grande bouffe
aka The Big Feast
First screened in May 2013
Director: Marco Ferreri. Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Philippe Noiret, Michel Piccoli, Andréa Ferréol, Ugo Tognazzi, Solange Blondeau, Michèle Alexandre, Monique Chaumette, Florence Giorgetti, Henri Piccoli. Screenplay: Marco Ferreri, Rafael Azcona, and Francis Blanche.

Twitter Capsule: Salò played as richly appointed farce. Corpulence, inertia are both themes and flaws. Larded with top Euro actors.

VOR:   Self-consciously a "bold statement," much debated upon Cannes premiere. Worth attending to despite some self-satisfaction. Hard to beat that congress of actors.

Photo © 1973 Films 66/Mara Films (c/o Cult Projections)

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Cannes Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize (tie)

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