“Luchino Visconti worked through total artifice as a way to the truth.” – Martin Scorsese
“A genius… Luchino Visconti was instrumental in the creation of modern cinema.” – Senses of Cinema
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.
“How Luchino Visconti made history sing.” – The New York Times