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Luchino Visconti

Director, Actor

OssessioneOssessione (1942)
Dir. Luchino Visconti
Feat. Clara Calamai, Massimo Girotti, Dhia Cristiani
Visconti's awesome debut interprets James Cain's novel of lust, greed, murder and recrimination, The Postman Always Rings Twice. Its stark rendering…
La Terra TremaLa Terra Trema (1947)
Dir. Luchino Visconti
Feat. Luchino Visconti, Antonio Pietrangeli
Life–study of a poor Sicilian fishing village that is reverently neo–realist in its approach. Lovely B&W photography never distracts from…
BellissimaBellissima (1951) Recommended
Dir. Luchino Visconti
Feat. Anna Magnani, Walter Chiari, Tina Apicella
Neo–realist dir. Visconti directs Anna Magnani in a freewheeling performance as a working–class mother obsessed with turning her young…
SensoSenso (1954) Recommended
Dir. Luchino Visconti
Feat. Alida Valli, Farley Granger, Christian Marquand
A period love story set in the tumultuous 1860's in Italy, when it was occupied by invading Austrians. Dir. Visconti turns his eye on a love…
Le Notti BiancheLe Notti Bianche (White Nights) (1957)
Dir. Luchino Visconti
Feat. Marcello Mastroianni, Maria Schell, Jean Marais
A departure from neo–realist beginnings, this surreal Visconti masterwork adapts Dostoyevsky’s ‘White Nights’ through dreamlike art…
Rocco and His BrothersRocco and His Brothers (1960)
Dir. Luchino Visconti
Feat. Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot
An uncompromising, richly detailed portrait of an impoverished family who travel to Milan where they are beset by violent misfortune.
Boccaccio '70Boccaccio '70 (1962)
Dir. Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini
Feat. Anita Ekberg, Romy Schneider, Marisa Solinas
Naughty for the time, this all–star portmanteau film is loosely based on updated versions of the bawdy stories of 14th century writer Giovanni…
Leopard, TheLeopard, The (Il Gattopardo) (1963) Aro Favourite
Dir. Luchino Visconti
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale
An Italian classic, concerning the decline of the 19th century Sicilian aristocracy – represented by Burt Lancaster– that fulfils its…
Damned, TheDamned, The (1968)
Dir. Luchino Visconti
Feat. Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Berger
Italian dir. Luchino Visconti casts a languorous eye over the decline of a German industrialist family during the Nazi era. Heavyweight cast includes…
Death in VeniceDeath in Venice (1971)
Dir. Luchino Visconti
Feat. Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde plays a gay composer whose unspoken obssesion with a young boy detains him in Venice during a cholera epidemic. This soft–focus,…

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