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The Subversives

The Tavianis’ breakthrough film interweaves the stories of four men brought together by a leading local communist's funeral.

Drama 1967 97 mins Not rated

Director: Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani



This early drama from the Taviani brothers interweaves the stories of four people with complex personal lives (one of whom is a film director) and political affiliations, linked by their presence at a – real-life – public figure’s funeral. The Tavianis’ breakthrough film demonstrates their belief in the power of cinema and includes a nod to Jean-Luc Godard’s then recent Pierrot le Fou.