Dir. Luchino Visconti (1965).
Luchino’s valiant, wildly operatic, and fascinating attempt to fashion a modern Greek tragedy concerns the (possibly) incestuous children of a Jewish father (seemingly) betrayed by their mother during World War II. Claudia Cardinale is grim, gorgeous, and miscast in the title role.
Fri., Nov. 26, 6:30 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 28, noon, 2010
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 17, 2010