Film Series: Divorce Italian Style

1961. Italy. Dir: Pietro Germi. With Marcello Mastroianni. 105 min. 35mm print.

In this send-up of Sicilian machismo, a hard up patrician facing midlife crisis daydreams of converting his irksomely doting wife into soap, tossing her into quicksand, and rocketing her off the planet. As divorce is bluntly illegal, who knew that bumping off his spouse would actually be the more sensible recourse?

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free