Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa... (Sandra of a Thousand Delights) (1965)
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American Andrew (Michael Craig) comes with his young wife Sandra (Claudia Cardinale) to her Italian estate, where she again finds herself a prisoner of the past: the memories of her dead father, hostility towards her mother, and her strange relationship with her brother Gianni (Jean Sorel). Psychological chamber pieces weren't the most fruitful area for director Luchino Visconti, who was more successful in grandiose costume spectacles, but his high professionalism and touch of style helped the
Jan 1, 1965 Limited
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Visconti's approach is both classical and modern, etching tableaus of gone-to-seed opulence in high-contrast black and white while incorporating handheld camerawork, zooms and idiosyncratically framed shots.
With its hard edges and dark shadows, crashing zooms and feline rages, Visconti's tale is, in effect, a work of Gothic modernism, in which history replaces mythology and madness evokes the blocked-out light of therapy.
The power of the film comes not from its mystery but from its drama, from Cardinale's incredible screen presence and Visconti's vivid visual ideas.
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