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Friday, October 26 - Thursday, November 8
Directed by Luchino Visconti
(1954) In the last stages of the Risorgimento, the Austrians win the 1866 battle of Custozza, even as their empire crumbles; while Contessa Alida Valli (The Third Man) dallies with Austrian deserter Farley Granger, for whom she betrays her own Italian cause. With Visconti's historical work - his first in color - dynamically coordinated to convey emotion and pivotal scenes underscored by Bruckner's 7th Symphony, this was his decisive break with Neo-Realism, and despite dire production difficulties (his ideal leads, Ingrid Bergman and Marlon Brando were nixed, while a pivotal scene was censored by the Ministry of Defense.) New subtitles by Michael F. Moore and Bruce Goldstein incorporate dialogue written by Tennessee Williams and Paul Bowles for the English-language version, The Wanton Contessa (screening November 4). DCP restoration. Approx. 123 min.