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Les amants de Montparnasse (Montparnasse 19)



Les amants de Montparnasse (Montparnasse 19)

100th anniversary of Amedeo Modigliani’s death

Online screening of the movie by Jacques Becker


The collaboration between the Sydney and Melbourne Institutes continues and gets stronger and stronger. In addition to the lectures anouk aimeeby Costantino D’Orazio from Caravaggio to Futurism (more info on, we decided to commemorate together the 100th anniversary of Amedeo Modigliani’s death.

Thanks to the MUBI cinema platform, a portal offering high-quality cinema, we can now present free of charge to the Australian public the movie Les amants de Montparnasse (Montparnasse 19) by French director Jacques Becker. The movie is centred around the life of the great artist from Livorno, and the online screening will take place on 9 July 2020 from 18.00 to 20.00.

To access the screening of the movie it is necessary to register using the following LINK

Following registration you will receive a confirmation via e-mail with the information necessary to participate.

jacque beckerJacque Becker (1906-1960) began his career in 1931 as an assistant director of Jean Renoir. After the Second World War, he established himself for his innate ability to make the actors express themselves at their best and as an author attentive to the psychological traits of his characters. Among his most successful films: Casque d'or (1952), with Simone Signoret, Grisbì (1953), one of the most famous French noir films, and Le Trou (1960), the last film he shot. Les Amants de Montparnasse (Montparnasse19) (1958) narrates the bohemian existence in the French capital of Amedeo Modigliani (from 1916 to 1920), a troubled existence characterized by economic dependence on patron Leopold Zborowski, his relations with his muses, his dependence on drugs and alcohol, the fiasco of his only exhibition at the Galerie Berthe Weill, and his death caused by tuberculosis. The cast of the movie is: Gérard Philipe (Modigliani), Lilli Palmer (B. Hastings), Anouk Aimée (J. Hébuterne), Lea Padovani (Rosaline), Gérard Séty (L. Zborowsky) and Lino Ventura (Morel).

The following week, on July 16, 2020, at 6.30 pm, a conference/webinar entitled Modigliani - A bohemian life will pay further tribute to Modigliani’s art and life. The lecture will be held by Roberta Crisci, Art Historian, teacher and coordinator at the School of Education and Arts of the Federation University of Melbourne.

For further information please click HERE


Date: Thursday, July 09, 2020

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : IIC Melbourne

In collaboration with : IIC Sydney

Entrance : Free