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Christ Stopped at Eboli

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Genres: Gian Maria Volontè, Paolo Bonacelli, Alain Cuny
Starring: Gian Maria Volontè, Paolo Bonacelli, Alain Cuny, Lea Massari, Irene Papas, François Simon
Director: Francesco Rosi
Plot Synopsis:

An elegy of exile and an epic immersion into the world of rural Italy during the Mussolini years, Francesco Rosi's sublime adaptation of the memoirs of the painter, physician, and political activist Carlo Levi brings a monument of twentieth-century autobiography to the screen with quiet grace and solemn beauty. Banished to a desolate southern town for his anti-Fascist views, the worldly Levi (Gian Maria Volontè) discovers an Italy he never knew existed, a place where ancient folkways and superstitions still hold sway and that gradually transforms his understanding of both himself and his country. Presented for the first time on home video in its original full-length, four-part cut, Christ Stopped at Eboli ruminates profoundly on the political and philosophical rifts within Italian society—between north and south, tradition and modernity, fascism and freedom—and the essential humanity that transcends all.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: September 22nd, 2020
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 1979
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion Collection
  • Technical Specs
    Length:220 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    NEW 2K RESTORATION OF THE FILM, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    New English subtitle translation by Moore
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.33:1
    Audio Formats:Italian: PCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:
    • New introduction by translator and author Michael F. Moore
    • Documentary from 1978 on Italian political cinema, featuring director Francesco Rosi and actor Gian Maria Volontè
    • Excerpt from a 1974 documentary featuring Rosi and author Carlo Levi
    • Excerpt from Marco Spagnoli's short 2014 documentary Unico, in which Rosi discusses Volontè
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by scholar Alexander Stille and a 1979 director's statement by Rosi