Dir. Luchino Visconti (1963).
There are movies that invent a genre to which their successors can only aspire. Jean Renoirs Rules of the Game is one. Viscontis masterpiece is another. The most mutilated movie of 1963, this sumptuous historical dramamore pageant than action film, less reconstruction than reveriehas an artistry only comprehensible in the uncut Italian version.
Fri., Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 16, 4 p.m., 2010