1954, Luchino Visconti, Italy, 119 min.
- Sun, Dec 16th 3:00pm
- Wed, Dec 19th 6:00pm
"Aptly titled--a lush, melodramatic portrait of seduction and betrayal, decadence and deceit...revealing Luchino Visconti at his most baroque and the Italian cinema at its most spectacular."--Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
A key film in the director's career and in the history of Italian cinema, SENSO, with its lavish Technicolor style and theme of aristocratic decline, set the stage for THE LEOPARD and other late Visconti works. Fassbinder and Scorsese were both greatly influenced by this operatic tale, set in 1866 Venice, of a beautiful Italian countess's destructive passion for an arrogant officer in the occupying Austrian army. In Italian with English subtitles. New 2K DCP digital restoration. Restored by Studiocanal, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia-Cineteca Nazionale, and Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata. Restoration funding provided by Gucci, The Film Foundation, and Comitato Italia 150. (MR)