Luchino Visconti

LA TERRA TREMA

With the precision of an anthropologist and the distinctive style of a future opera director, the legendary Luchino Visconti stages the fateful life of a Sicilian fisherman’s family.Visconti’s film is many things: the relentless portrayal of human tragedies in front of an imposing backdrop, an elaborate attempt to deal with Marxist social theories in a cinematic process and a first step towards overcoming orthodox neo-realism. In short: One of the most ambitious projects of Italian cinema history, and – no doubt a classic.

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