Il giardino dei Finzi Contini

Italien BR Deutschland 1970 Spielfilm

Summary

The Finzi Contini are among the old-established and most cultivated families in Ferrara, firmly rooted in tradition and part of the city′s Jewish intelligentsia. In the years leading up to World War II, the Finzi Contini are caught up in the politics of racial discrimination. There are growing signs of a barbaric revolution. It is against this socio-political and human background that the story of Micol Finzi and her brother, Alberto, is told.

Micol is a sensitive young woman who instinctively foresees the impending catastrophe. With an intensity bred by despair, she spends the remaining years of youth searching for love. She suppresses within herself the rules of a conventional morality that has been implanted by a strict upbringing. Consequently, Micol is torn apart by the divergent feelings she experiences for the three men in her life: David, a childhood friend, is weak, unable to face the demands of the age and to defy fate. Malnate is more of a friend by chance: he is the masculine, impulsive type, capable of powerful reactions, and destined to decisively influence the course of her life. And, finally, there is Alberto whom she loves tenderly. Towards her brother, she is cold. Alberto will die. The city of Ferrara in the 1930s forms the backdrop to this fresco of a society on the brink of destruction.



Translated from: Festival-Programmblatt der 21. Internationalen Filmfestspiele Berlin 1971

Source: 60. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

 

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Credits

Director

Director of photography

Editing

Cast

All Credits

Director

Assistant director

Director of photography

Camera operator

Production design

Set design

Make-up artist

Hairdresser

Editing

Audio mixing

Conductor

Cast

Co-Producer

Line producer

Unit production manager

Location manager

Original distributor

Shoot

    • From März 1970: Ferrara und Umgebung; Studios Cinecittà Rom [Frühjahr]
Duration:
2564 m, 93 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1.66
Video/Audio:
Eastmancolor, Mono
Censorship/Age rating:

Zensur (IT): 10.11.1970, v.c. 57193

Screening:

Uraufführung (IT): 04.12.1970;
Erstaufführung (DE): 03.07.1971, Berlin, IFF

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Der Garten der Finzi Contini
  • Weiterer Titel (IT) Il giardino dei Finzi Contini

Versions

Original

Duration:
2564 m, 93 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1.66
Video/Audio:
Eastmancolor, Mono
Censorship/Age rating:

Zensur (IT): 10.11.1970, v.c. 57193

Screening:

Uraufführung (IT): 04.12.1970;
Erstaufführung (DE): 03.07.1971, Berlin, IFF

Verleihfassung

Duration:
2586, 94 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1.66
Video/Audio:
Eastmancolor, Mono
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 16.10.1972, 45101, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Kinostart (DE): 10.11.1972, München, Atelier

Awards

FBW 1972
  • Prädikat: Besonders wertvoll
Academy Awards 1972
  • Oscar in der Kategorie Bester fremdsprachiger Film
Londoner Filmkritik 1972
  • Beste Darstellerin
IFF Berlin 1971
  • Otto-Dibelius-Preis
  • Goldener Bär in der Kategorie Spielfilme
Nastro d'Argento 1971
  • Bester Nebendarsteller
  • Bester Ausstattung
David Di Donatello 1971
  • Bester Italienischer Fim
  • Bester Hauptdarsteller