First released in 1972, 'The Godfather' follows the Corleone’s mob family, as the youngest son Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) goes from a reluctant outsider to the ruthless mob leader succeeding his father Don Vito (Marlon Brando).
Based on Mario Puzo's 1969 novel of the same name, Francis Ford Coppola’s film is cinematic perfection from its painterly cinematography and immaculate performances to its quotable dialogue and litany of memorable scenes.
Despite his short screen time it is Brando who dominates the film with his understanding of stillness and silence as well as small gestures that communicate so much more than dialogue. A three-hour film that thunders by in a flash.
NB - We will also be screening 'The Godfather Part II' and 'The Godfather: Coda' (Part III) in this season.