The Birth of the Leopard
When author Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa died in 1957 he was penniless. But one year later his only novel, Il Gattopardo, was published and went on to become a global success with more than 13 million copies sold to this day. In 1963, Luchino Visconti’s film adaptation, starring Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon, received a Palme d’Or in Cannes. However, hidden behind the genesis of Il Gattopardo there is a true love story – which almost outshines the novel: that of the author and his German-Baltic wife, the psychoanalyst Alexandra Wolff-Stomersee.
"The Birth of the Leopard" will tell the story of these two people who almost lost everything in Europe’s turbulent changes but, nevertheless, succeeded in reinventing themselves.
Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH