Against the backdrop of the Italian-Austrian war of unification, troubled Countess Livia Serpieri (Alida Valli) betrays her country for the love of an Austrian rogue, Franz Mahler (Farley Granger). As her resources dwindle, Livia comes to realize that their love might not be as pure as she thought.
"Visconti, who directed numerous operas in addition to his films, intended Senso as a kind of opera without arias — a story where outsized, out-of-control, over-the-top emotions were given their head." — Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Restored by Studiocanal, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia-Cineteca Nazionale, and Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata. Restoration funding provided by Gucci, The Film Foundation, and Comitato Italia 150.
Tue January 22, 7:00, Muenzinger Auditorium
Italy with English subtitles, 1954, in Italian , Color, 123 min, 1.37 : 1
Story: Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Director: Luchino Visconti, Screenplay: Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Tennessee Williams, Carlo Alianello, Giorgio Bassani, Giorgio Prosperi, Paul Bowles, Writer: Camillo Boito, Cast: Alida Valli