A film noir about political assassination, Bertolucci’s dazzling film juggles past and present with the same bravura flourish as Welles in Citizen Kane. Triple Oscar-winner Storaro’s cinematography pioneered some of cinema’s most stylish devices, paving the way for the likes of Scorsese and Coppola. Fifty years on The Conformist is dated only in its sense of passionate intellectual engagement, which seductively balances its seditious syllabus of politics, philosophy and sex.
“Bertolucci's boldest and most expressive film” Village Voice
“The Conformist isn't just a triumph, it's one of the greatest movies ever made.” Film4
“One of the most referenced and extraordinary films in cinema history.” Little White Lies
Winner Best Director & Best Cinematography Awards National Society of Film Critics 1971