Caesar Must Die

Caesar Must Die

dir. Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Italy, 2012, 35mm, Italian with English subtitles, 76 min.

The theater in Rome’s Rebibbia Prison: a performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar has just ended amidst much applause. The lights dim on the actors and they become prisoners once again as they are accompanied back to their cells. Six months earlier: the warden and a theater director speak to the inmates about a new project, the staging of Julius Caesar in the prison. The first step is casting, a process both vivid and energetic. The second step is exploration of the text. Shakespeare’s universal language helps the inmate-actors to identify with their characters.

Caesar Must Die was the winner of the Golden Bear at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival and was also selected as the Italian entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards.

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Wednesday, November 6 · 7:00 PM at International House Philadelphia