Il gabbiano

Il gabbiano (Italian pronunciation: [il ɡabˈbjaːno]; i.e. "The seagull") is a 1977 Italian drama film written and directed by Marco Bellocchio. It is loosely based on the Anton Chekhov's drama play The Seagull.[1]

Il gabbiano
Directed byMarco Bellocchio
Written byMarco Bellocchio
Lù Leone
Sandro Petraglia
Stefano Rulli
StarringLaura Betti
Music byNicola Piovani
CinematographyTonino Nardi
Edited bySilvano Agosti
Release date
  • 1977 (1977)

The film was screened out of competition at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival. For her performance Pamela Villoresi won a Grolla d'oro.[2]


A young writer finds himself trapped between his mother (Laura Betti), a horrible actress, and the knowledge that he has only mediocre talent as a playwright and almost no character. After the young man suffers the loss of his mistress at the hands of his stepfather, also a novelist, his self-esteem is so shattered that he commits suicide.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876059350.
  2. ^ Enrico Lancia; Roberto Poppi (2003). Le attrici: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.

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