[Henry IV] Henry IV, 1984, ©Orion Classics/Photofest.
Henry IV, 1984, ©Orion Classics/Photofest.

Henry IV

Henry IV 
(Marco Bellocchio, 1984, Italy, 85 minutes)
Marco Bellocchio’s adaptation of Henry IV focuses intensively on the key themes of Luigi Pirandello’s 1922 play about a man (Marcello Mastroianni) who believes himself to be the Holy Roman Emperor. It includes a memorable score by the preeminent tango composer (and former Boulanger student) Astor Piazzolla.