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IFF21 The Leopard

PG 186 MIN
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Over the past six decades fabled Italian film star Claudia Cardinale has worked with master directors such as Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Sergio Leone and Werner Herzog, featuring in some of the most acclaimed European films of the 1960s and 1970s.

In Luchino Visconti’s The Leopard (1963), Cardinale stars as Angelica Sedara, the beautiful fiancée of the nephew of the Prince of Salina, laying the cornerstones of her career with an opulent classic that recreates the tumultuous years of Italy's Risorgimento—when the aristocracy lost its grip and the middle classes rose and formed a unified, democratic Italy.

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1963, this 4K restoration of Luchino Visconti’s revered The Leopard is an epic on the grandest possible scale.


WINNER – Cannes Film Festival 1963, Palme d’Or 

WINNER – Nastro d’Argento Awards 1964, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design 

WINNER – David di Donatello Awards 1963, Best Production 

WINNER – Sant Jordi Awards 1964, Best Foreign Film 

WINNER – National Board of Review USA 1963, Top Foreign Films NBR Award 

WINNER – Golden Goblets 1963, Best Actor 

NOMINEE – Golden Globes 1964, Most Promising Newcomer – Male 

NOMINEE – Academy Awards 1964, Best Costume Design 

NOMINEE – Nastro d’Argento Awards 1964, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor 


"One of the greatest motion pictures of all time, as well as one of the most politically profound."

- The New York Observer

"Every frame of this film is an artwork…gorgeous to see in all its glory, incredibly moving..."

- Margaret Pomeranz

Movie Information

Release date

Wednesday 20th October


186 min




Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Rina Morelli


Luchino Visconti


Film Festival


Italian with English subtitles

Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Westgarth, Pentridge Cinema, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Electric, Palace Central Sydney, Kino Cinema, Palace Raine Square