Una Vita Difficile

Saturday, April 8 11:30am;

Monday, April 10 7pm;

Thursday, April 13 9pm.

You probably know a guy like Slivio (Alberto Sordi)—smart but not wise, principled but self-serving, stubborn for good and ill. As a couple of decades of Italian postwar turmoil roil around him in Dino Risi’s wry socio-political comedy, Silvio stays on the right side of history and on the wrong side of just about everybody else, including Elena (Lea Massari), his long-suffering love. A complex, criminally underseen gem. -LG

1961 Dino Risi. 1.85:1 B&W 4K DCP 119 min. In Italian with subtitles.