Essential Cinema: Devil in the Garden: Films of Luchino Visconti


Directed by Luchino Visconti

Italy, 1951, 1h 48min, DCP, In Italian with English subtitles

Essential Cinema  Devil in the Garden: Films of Luchino Visconti

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

In his last Neorealist film, Luchino Visconti tackles the vast changes underway in postwar Italian life in this quasi-operatic tale of a stage mother (the marvelous Anna Magnani) and her little girl.


Born into a prominent family of Milanese aristocrats, Luchino Visconti had a rare perspective on social class and familial tradition that informs his work. His films, small at first, grew to operatic proportions as his career went on, with a thematic grandeur to equal their visual opulence. We are honored to present several new restorations of his films as part of this touring series.


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