Adelina (Ingrid Thulin), once crowned a beauty queen, has lost her teeth in the nursing home. She falls in love with Andrea (Dado Ruspoli), another patient. Their mutual desire shocks all of the home’s young nurses and employees. One of Ferreri’s most luminous works and one of his last critically acclaimed films, The House of Smiles depicts the sensuality and freedom of a woman and a man in their seventies. Mythical Bergman diva Thulin plays one of the most vivacious and beautiful female characters in all Ferreri cinema. 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.