The Birth of the Leopard

a film by Luigi Falorni, Roland Wagner

The Birth of the Leopard

Germany | 2018 | 90:00 min

Formal Categories

Biography / Portrait History Arts

Content Categories

90mins or 50 mins version available
When author Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa died in 1957 he was penniless. But one year later his only novel, 'Il Gattopardo', was published and went on to become a global success with more than 13 million copies sold to this day. In 1963, Luchino Visconti's film adaptation, starring Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon, received a Palme d'Or in Cannes. However, hidden behind the genesis of 'Il Gattopardo' there is a true love story – which almost outshines the novel: that of the author and his German-Baltic wife, the psychoanalyst Alexandra Wolff-Stomersee.
27 Filmfest Hamburg
Riga IFF
Festa del Cinema di Roma
Cast and Crew
  • Director Luigi Falorni, Roland Wagner
  • Producer Roberto Cicutto, Jörg Bundschuh, Gints Grube
  • Screenwriter Bernhard Pfletschinger, Thomas Keutner
  • Editor Wolfgang Grimmeisen
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Production Company
Kick Film GmbH
Mannhardtstr. 6, 80538 München

Phone: +49 89 7471030

Phone: +49 89 74710366
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