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May Morning (1970)

Alba pagana (original title)
R | | Drama | 3 August 1970 (Italy)
A dramatic and penetrating examination of the intellectual and moral standards existing at Oxford University, England, in the early 1970s.

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Ugo Liberatore

Writers:

Ugo Liberatore (story), George Crowther (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Jane Birkin ... Flora Finlake
Alessio Orano Alessio Orano ... Valerio Montelli
John Steiner ... Roderick Stanton
Rossella Falk ... Mrs. Finlake
Micaela Pignatelli ... Amanda
Edda Di Benedetto Edda Di Benedetto
Iain Sinclair Iain Sinclair ... Professor Finlake
Bianca Maria Corbella Bianca Maria Corbella
Carlo Spadoni Carlo Spadoni
John Gayford John Gayford ... Whipple
Susan Jones Susan Jones
Ben Etoria Ben Etoria
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A dramatic and penetrating examination of the intellectual and moral standards existing at Oxford University, England, in the early 1970s. Written by <cameron@videoflicks.com>

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1970 (Italy) See more »

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May Morning See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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soon gets under the skin
28 February 2014 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Most impressive film from Ugo Liberatore. Made two years after, The Sex of Angels, this is particularly interesting because it is a film made in 1970, in Oxford by an Italian. Alessio Orano is the male lead and Jane Birkin the female and even money on who is the prettiest. Looks aside Orano is excellent as the politically aware Italian student enrolled at Oxford and disillusioned from the start. he cannot see why whilst the rest of Europe is in turmoil, questioning everything, why the mighty college seems intent to carry on with its weird and bullying ways. The film begins leisurely but soon gets under the skin. The director has a fine eye for visuals and a keen interest in human behaviour helping to make this a most powerful movie, relevant, even now, 45 years on. Oh and, yes, Birkin does look wonderful throughout, even if we are not entirely sympathetic towards her as this descends from hippy tunes and green fields to corruption, violence and worse.


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