Saturday, February 24, 2018
1:00 pm–2:40 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required

Directed by Vittorio De Sica (Italy, 1963, 97 min.). Digital.

Vittorio De Sica’s surreally macabre satire was released in 1963, when the postwar economic “boom” had brought new wealth and vitality to the Italian people. But for our protagonist, Giovanni Alberti, the party is over—he has poured all of his money into an absurdly lavish lifestyle for himself and his frivolous wife, leaving them with nothing. Alberti finds a new source of income when a wealthy woman offers to purchase one of his eyes for a transplant. While gleefully spending his advance payment, he begins to wonder if he can bring himself to deliver on his ghastly obligation.

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Past Dates and Times

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies


Purchase tickets to three or more regularly priced films at once and get $3 off each ticket. Discount automatically applies at checkout. This discount is not applicable on past purchases. All tickets must be purchased at the same time within the same order for discount to apply.

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounted tickets for most of our films. For more information, please call 617-369-3310.

University Members can purchase $5 same-day tickets in person for regularly priced screenings. Valid student ID required, limit of one ticket per ID.