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.
|Directed by||Marco Bellocchio|
|Written by||Marco Bellocchio|
|Music by||Nicola Piovani|
|Edited by||Silvano Agosti|
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.