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

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


Thu, Nov 15

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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