FISTS IN THE POCKET, 1965.''Courtesy Kavac Film – Cineteca di Bologna
Hour: 6.30PM

ORIGINAL TITLE
I pugni in tasca
1965

DIRECTOR
Marco Bellocchio

PRODUCTION
Enzo Doria

SCREENPLAY
Marco Bellocchio

CAST
Lou Castel, Paola Pitagora, Marino Masé, Liliana Gerace

DURATION
105 minutes

COUNTRY
Italy

DCP
Italian original version
(restored by Kavac Film and Cineteca di Bologna in 2015)

PLOT
Pauline Kael of The New Yorker described Marco Bellocchio’s 1965 first film as “surely one of the most astonishing directorial debuts in the history of movies”. The deadpan precision of Fists in the Pocket – a teenager plans the murderers of his entire family – functions as a social satire and displays the pitch-perfect control that signaled Bellocchio’s style and was a break from the melodramatic melancholy of neorealism.
“It was like nothing else that came before it. It’s da dysfunctional family show in a grammar that he invented, and it affected me physically”, marvels Iñárritu.