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.
ABOUT THIS SERIES
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.