Visconti's Obscure Gem, Sandra, to be Screened during Siskel's Cinema all'italiana

Sep 19, 2015 632

By Nancy Bishop

Lovers of Italian film and perhaps, all things Italian, have a feast in store this month at the Gene Siskel Film Center in its Cinema all'italiana. The series of post-neorealist Italian films runs through Sept. 30, featuring 11 films produced in the 1960s and later. Many of them are in new digital restorations.

Sandra, directed by Luchino Visconti, is a little known gem (1965, 105 minutes) that retells the Greek tragedy of Electra and her brother Orestes. The film is newly restored and the black-and-white cinematography is gorgeous, as are all the main characters.

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