Luchino Visconti


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. Italien 1948 Regie: Luchino Visconti 160 min, 35mm, OmU