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Discovering the Passionate Films of Luchino Visconti

Date:

11/02/2018


Discovering the Passionate Films of Luchino Visconti

This touring retrospective series arrives at Films at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

Luchino Visconti, a member of Italian nobility, belonged to the Italian Communist Party during World War II. He was openly gay, staunchly Catholic, and inhabited a complicated, paradoxical, role in Italian cinema culture. A leader in the Neorealism movement, he also worked with international stars like Helmut Berger, Dirk Bogarde, Alain Delon, and Burt Lancaster. Visconti (1906–1976) produced an oeuvre of modest and humane dramas as well as decadent, sprawling historical spectacles. Deftly aware of the subtle and rich means of cinematic expression, he uniquely imposed the narrative customs of opera and the novel onto film, yet remained sharply attuned to the social and political climates of the 20th century. 

Co-produced by Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Rome. Presented in association with the Ministry of Culture Heritage and Activities in Italy, Co-presented in association with the Consulate General of Italy in Houston and in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles.

Generous funding has been received from the Vaughn Foundation. 
Additional funding and support has been provided by the Consulate General of Italy in Houston.

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Information

Date: Da Friday, November 02, 2018 a Sunday, January 13, 2019

Organized by : The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Entrance : With fee


Location:

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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