"Before the Revolution"
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
timelessly lyrical affirmation of youth's rites of passage through love and politics. A
young man rejects his middle-class surroundings and struggles with the Communist ideology
to which he believes himself committed, only to find that he is too deeply involved with
the beauty of life as it was before the revolution. Made when Bertolucci was only 22 years
old, Before the Revolution was the revelation of the 1964 New York Film Festival.
Italian with English subtitles.