Tag Archives: Romolo Valli

Eriprando Visconti – Una storia milanese AKA A Milanese Story (1962)

Giampiero is a young and rich middle-class boy, who carries all the limits and weaknesses of his environment. He is smart and dynamic, but he is unable to have an active and demanding attitude towards life. Valeria comes from a less sophisticated environment, but she is indecisive and confused as well: she would like to have a job, but she knows she can give up only in exchange for a good marriage. Their love story develops in the winter season, in a Milan that feels imprisoned by the myths of the financial miracle. Their relationship ends almost tragically: the girl gives up on Giampiero and leaves him to go have an abortion in Switzerland. Read More »

Luchino Visconti – Morte a Venezia AKA Death in Venice (1971) (HD)

In this adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel, avant-garde composer Gustave Aschenbach (loosely based on Gustav Mahler) travels to a Venetian seaside resort in search of repose after a period of artistic and personal stress. But he finds no peace there, for he soon develops a troubling attraction to an adolescent boy, Tadzio, on vacation with his family. The boy embodies an ideal of beauty that Aschenbach has long sought and he becomes infatuated. However, the onset of a deadly pestilence threatens them both physically and represents the corruption that compromises and threatens all ideals. Read More »

Valentino Orsini & Paolo Taviani & Vittorio Taviani – I fuorilegge del matrimonio AKA Outlaws of Love (1963)

Studies of various married couples, who under Italian law as it stands, are unable to be freed from a painful and unhappy marriage. Read More »