Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison

Antonio Gramsci: i giorni del carcere (internationally released as Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison) is a 1977 Italian drama film directed by Lino Del Fra.[1] It was awarded with the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival.[2]

Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison
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Directed byLino Del Fra
StarringLea Massari
Music byEgisto Macchi
CinematographyGábor Pogány
Edited bySilvano Agosti [it]
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Antonio Gramsci, sentenced to twenty years in prison by the fascist courts, relives the stages of his political career and private life: in particular the foundation of the Italian Communist Party, the useless resistance to the right-wing offensive, marriage, arrest, the conflict with Palmiro Togliatti. In prison, the politician is first considered a hero, then shunned because of his unconventional views on Stalin and the authoritarian involution of the USSR. Discharged from prison for health reasons, he died in 1937 in a clinic in Rome.



  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano - I Film. Gremese Editore, 1991. ISBN 8876055487.
  2. ^ Enrico Lancia (1998). I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 88-7742-221-1.

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