A special screening of ‘A Clockwork Orange’ is happening in Rome tomorrow

Tomorrow, in a special afternoon screening, see Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange (1972) at Rome’s Casa del Cinema.

Inside of Rome’s famed Villa Borghese Park is housed a large pavilion that contains three enormous screening rooms as well as a bookshop, café and exhibition space. In summer there are outdoor screenings but while we await warmer days, take advantage of Casa del Cinema’s brilliantly curated – and free – programme.

The film will be shown in its original 35mm format, without dubbing, on the big screen and introduced (in Italian) by a visiting lecturer from the University of Rome. Adapted from Anthony Burgess’s banned novel, the plot follows the sociopathic protagonist Alex on a violent and vertiginous bender that, unsurprisingly, doesn’t end well. In its day, the film was considered brutally honest in its portrayal of violence and it still has the power to make us feel pretty nauseous…. so avoid any pre-cinema pizza and gelato binges and strap yourself in for a horrifying yet edifying ride.

'A Clockwork Orange' is screening at 3pm tomorrow at Casa Del Cinema. To get there from Generator Rome, take the Metro from Vittorio Emanuele three stops to Barberini, then walk for 15 minutes up Via Vittorio Veneto toward Borghese Park. Check out Casa Del Cinema's Facebook page for more information and to keep up-to-date with their latest seasons.