4K restoration! Debauched aristocrat Tullio (Giancarlo Giannini) doesn’t hesitate to flaunt his newest mistress (Jennifer O’Neill) before Roman society. But when his neglected wife (Laura Antonelli) takes a lover, Tullio’s passion for her is reignited, sparking a storm of jealousy and mania that spurs him toward an unthinkable act. Sumptuous, passionate, and piercing, Visconti’s exacting moral drama is a fitting swan song to his career.
Shown in conjunction with the film course Rapture and Rebellion: The Cinema of Luchino Visconti, this screening will be introduced by the course’s instructor, Maurizio Giammarco, Ph.D.