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The Leopard

The Leopard

A Feature film by Luchino Visconti

Produced by Société Générale de Cinématographie (SGC), Pathé Production

Release in France : 04/06/1963


    Tandcredi Falconeri marries Angelica Sedara, thus maintaining a connection between a dying aristocracy and the rising bourgeoisie.    In the 1860s, a dying aristocracy struggles to maintain itself against a harsh Sicilian landscape. The film traces with a slow and deliberate rhythm the waning of the noble home of Fabrizio Corbero, Prince of Salina (the Leopard) and the corresponding rise to eminence of the enormously wealthy ex-peasant Don Calogero Sedara. The prince himself refuses to take active steps to halt the decline of his personal fortunes or to help build a new Sicily but his nephew Tancredi, Prince of Falconeri swims with the tide and assures his own position by marrying Don Calogero's beautiful daughter Angelica. The climatic scene is the sumptuous forty-minute ball, where Tancredi introduces Angelica to society.

    Actors (23)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Société Générale de Cinématographie (SGC), Pathé Production

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Films

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    International releases (7)

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    Full credits (9)

    Producers :

    Adrien Remaugé, Pierre Cabaud

    Foreign producers :

    Goffredo Lombardo, Pietro Notarianni

    Editor :

    Mario Serandrei

    Production Designer :

    Mario Garbuglia

    Costume designer :

    Piero Tosi

    Screenwriters :

    Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, Massimo Franciosa, Luchino Visconti

    Director of Photography :

    Giuseppe Rotunno

    Continuity supervisor :

    Stéphane Iscovescu

    Music Composer :

    Nino Rota

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    Feature film

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    Production language :

    French, Italian, English

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

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    Majority French (Italy, France)

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    Runtime :

    3 h 45 min

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    Posters (8)



    Festival Selections (4)

    Grand Lyon Film Festival - 2020

    Grand Lyon Film Festival (2020)


    Major screenings

    Locarno Film Festival - 2014

    Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland, 2014)


    Piazza Grande

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival - 2011

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2011)


    Official International Selection

    Academy Awards - 1964

    Academy Awards (United States, 1964)


    Oscar Nomination in the Best Costumes in a Color Film category : Piero Tosi