The Cannibals

Made directly after Galileo, whose strengths Cavani enlarges and develops, this also postulates a primacy of human and emotional response over the nihilism of The Night Porter (made four years later). In this modern day reworking of Antigone, Cavani's striking visual sense illuminates her subject sufficiently to overcome doubts about some of the '60s conceits. Where she manages to evoke her Fascist state as exceptionally normal, the film works exceptionally well; where she obsessively indulges in hyperbolic scenes of Fascist ritual, it all but scuttles itself.

By: VG

Release details

Duration: 87 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Liliana Cavani
Screenwriter: Italo Moscati, Liliana Cavani, Frabrizio Onofri
Cast: Britt Ekland
Pierre Clémenti
Tomas Milian
Francesco Leonetti
Delia Boccardo
Marino Mase