L’Innocente 1976 M
8.15PM Fri 21 Jun 2019 (2hrs 9mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
L'Innocente will screen from an imported 35mm film print.
The final film of Luchino Visconti, who died during post-production, L’Innocente is a ravishing conclusion to one of the most triumphant careers in European cinema.
Returning to a familiar milieu for the director, the film takes place in the late 19th century and follows a philandering aristocrat whose passion for his wife is reinvigorated when he discovers she has taken on her own lover. However, his newfound happiness begins to unravel when she discovers she has fallen pregnant by her new tryst.
Visconti’s advanced age and physical ailments did not prevent him from crafting one final achievement in screen opulence, with stunning costuming and production design coating each frame of the drama while still showcasing the nefariousness living in the hearts of the film’s characters. A fittingly acerbic and extravagant end to the filmmaker’s life and work.
35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 129 MINUTES, ITALY/FRANCE, ITALIAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: LUCHINO VISCONTI / SCRIPT: LUCHINO VISCONTI, ENRICO MEDIOLI, SUSO CECCHI D'AMICO / BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘THE INTRUDER’ BY GABRIELE D’ANNUNZIO / CINEMATOGRAPHER: PASQUALINO DE SANTIS / EDITOR: RUGGERO MASTROIANNI / PROD CO: RIZZOLI FILM, LES FILMS JACQUES LEITIENNE, IMP.EX.CI, FRANCORIZ PRODUCTION / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM