Benito (Jerry Calà), a middle-aged, half-broke salesman, writes in his diary all the details of his mediocre everyday life, including every subtle alteration of his physical state and his stormy worn-out romance with Luigia (Sabrina Ferilli). He is certain that his diary could become a literary masterpiece one day. Ferreri’s last fiction feature is a disenchanted yet generous portrait of the artist as an aging dandy caught in the turpitude of a dying century. Could it also be a message to future generations who are willing to discover his work? 35mm print from Cinecittà.

For $30, receive one ticket to a film in Marco Ferreri: Beyond the Absurd and a select menu item at Café Paradiso, located in FLC’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Learn more about our dinner and a movie combo here.