*Italian language with English subtitles.
Elio Petri’s masterful tale of power, corruption and intrigue won best foreign film Oscar in 1970, and then promptly disappeared for decades. A police commissioner (Gian Maria Volontè) and his mistress (Florinda Bolkan) play by night at kinky re-enactments of murder scenes until Gian tires of the games and blithely murders Florinda, simply to test his own seemingly unquestionable authority. The resultant labyrinthine investigation surprises even him. The superb cinematography, compelling narrative and jarring yet joyful score by Ennio Morricone mark a truly welcome return to the big screen for Indagine su un Cittadino al di Sopra di Ogni Sospetto. 112mins, rated M
Sunday 22nd November, 7pm