Facing or Faking Fascism? How Fascism is Portrayed in Bertolucci’s Il Conformista

*Introduction Lecture for Fascist Film Night: Il Conformista (1970) / Simulacrum X Movietheater ‘de Uitkijk’, Amsterdam When Bernardo Bertolucci’s Il Conformista premiered in the end of October 1970, the weather in Rome — where the film will start — would still be much to warm and pleasant for what was going to be portrayed. The nebulous, … meer