DEATH IN VENICE
German composer Gustav von Aschenbach comes to Venice to rest from artistic and personal neuroses. In the luxury hotel where he is staying, he meets an attractive teenager, Tadzi, who is relaxing with his family. Aschenbach is increasingly preoccupied with Tadzi as the embodiment of classical proportions that he never managed to achieve in his art. The city soon contracted cholera.
Italian stage and film director Luchino Visconti (1906–1976) is considered one of the founding fathers of the Italian neorealism film movement. As his career progressed, however, he produced more lavish films that spanned a range of historical periods. More than just a neorealist director, Visconti was one of the greatest international film directors that emerged from the post–war Italian cinema.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Cannes Film Festival 1971
David di Donatello Awards 1971
BAFTA Awards 1972
Death in Venice (fic.)
Director: Luchino Visconti
Country: Italy, France
Runtime: English, Italian, Polish, French, Russian, German
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns
Production: Alfa Cinematografica, Warner Bros, PECF