Friday, June 9

Repertory Series ArchiveBig Screen Must-Sees (past events)Seven Beauties: The Films of Lina Wertmüller

Swept Away

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(1974) dir Lina Wertmüller w/Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato [115 min; DCP]
Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean, SWEPT AWAY is Lina Wertmüller’s most famous and controversial film about sex, love, and politics. On an elegant yacht cruising off the coast of Sardinia, Raffaella (Melato), a stunning and rich capitalist, enjoys tormenting Gennarino (Giannini), a communist sailor. Fate weaves a different scenario and roles become reversed when the two find themselves stranded together on a deserted island and Raffaella must submit to Gennarino to survive.

“By far the lightest, most successful fusion of Miss Wertmüller’s two favorite themes, sex and politics.” – Vincent Canby, New York Times


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