Marcello Mastroianni (1924–1996) was one of the most important actors of the second half of the 20th century. In over 150 films, he showed his versatility in the most diverse genres, in light comedies as well as in existential dramas. His impressive screen presence, his melancholy gaze and discreet charm, the versatility of his portrayal and the capacity to convey the most complex of emotions without any forced expression made him a unique phenomenon in European cinema.
We are continuing our comprehensive tribute to the Italian actor in October with a selection of features with Marcello Mastroianni from the 60s and a portrait of him from 1997. (Hans-Joachim Fetzer)
With the support of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Berlino.