1954. Italy. Luchino Visconti. 123 min.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1954. Italy. Directed by Luchino Visconti. With Alida Valli, Farley Granger. This masterpiece of Italian cinema is one of the most glorious color films ever made. Visconti’s love of spectacle was counterbalanced by his insistence on naturalism and restraint in his actors’ performances. Never was this more evident than in Senso, his triumphant, operatic tragedy about the destructive love affair between an Italian countess and a young Austrian officer (played with heartrending subtlety by Valli and Granger) during the Risorgimento of the mid-1860s. Restored by Studiocanal, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia/Cineteca Nazionale, Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovato. Funding provided by Gucci, The Film Foundation, and Comitato Italia 150. In Italian; English subtitles. 123 min.
In the Film exhibition To Save and Project: The Seventh MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation
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