Don Giovanni (1970 film)

Don Giovanni is a 1970 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Carmelo Bene. The narrative follows how Don Giovanni tries to seduce a young woman who is manically searching for Christian icons. The film is loosely based on Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly's short story "The Greatest Love of Don Juan", from the collection Les Diaboliques.[1]

Don Giovanni
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Directed byCarmelo Bene
Produced byCarmelo Bene
Screenplay byCarmelo Bene
Based on"The Greatest Love of Don Juan" by Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly
CinematographyMario Masini
Edited byMauro Contini
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Running time
85 minutes

The film premiered in the Directors' Fortnight section of the 1970 Cannes Film Festival.[2]



  1. ^ Cappabianca, Alessandro (2012). Carmelo Bene. Il cinema oltre se stesso (in Italian). Cosenza: Pellegrini Editore. ISBN 978-88-8101-933-5.
  2. ^ "Don Giovanni". Directors' Fortnight. Retrieved 2016-02-14.