CO.AS.IT., in collaboration with the University of Melbourne and Dr Mark Nicholls presents


Il conformista / The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970)

Tues 27 Aug 2019, 6.30-8PM, CO.AS.IT., 199 Faraday St, Carlton, VIC 3053

FREE EVENT – RSVP essential below.

Join us for a discussion of Bernardo Bertolucci’s film about Italy, fascism and all the psycho­logical turning points which lead reasonable, ordinary people to subscribe to authoritarian­ism. In many ways The Conformist is a deeply personal film for Bertolucci and yet he de­scribes it as a film about “life plus cinema” – a film very much about the creative processes, constraints, frustrations and joys of making movies in a global entertainment economy.

Dr Mark Nicholls is Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies at the University of Melbourne where he has taught film since 1993. Mark has worked as a film journalist for ABC Radio and The Age and has a list of over twenty stage credits as a playwright, performer, producer and di­rector.


Join Dr Mark Nicholls (Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies, School of Culture and Communica­tion, University of Melbourne) in a discussion of classic Italian film. Selected film clips will be screened.

19 March, Roma città aperta (Rossellini, 1945)

16 April, Ladri di biciclette (De Sica, 1948)

14 May, La dolce vita (Fellini, 1959) 

27 Aug, Il conformista (Bertolucci, 1970) 

17 Sept, Morte a Venezia (Visconti, 1971) 

22 Oct, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (Tornatore, 1988)