Monday, 23 January 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 45: Tue Feb 14

Senso (Visconti, 1954): BFI Southbank, NFT, 6pm


This 35mm screening is part of the 'Martin Scorsese Curates' season at BFI Southbank. The movie is also being shown at the cinema on February 11th. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Aptly titled—a lush, melodramatic portrait of seduction and betrayal, decadence and deceit in the midst of Italy's resistance to Austrian occupation in the mid-19th century, revealing Luchino Visconti at his most baroque and the Italian cinema at its most spectacular (1954). A fine tragic performance by Alida Valli and surprisingly good work by Farley Granger (imported for American box-office appeal) help overcome some of the obvious narrative gaps created by the Italian censors. Visconti's sinuous Marxism here begins to creep to the fore.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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