Wednesday, March 15, 2017

To Forget Venice (1979)


Academy Awards, USA 1980

Nominated
Oscar
Best Foreign Language Film
Italy

Cineriz (Italy)
Directed by Franco Brusati
My rating: 3 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia
(YouTube)

An older man and his young male lover travel to the country house of his sister. They mingle with the sister's care taker and farm hand, lesbian lovers, and have a memorable meal at an outdoor restaurant with a wedding party. They plan a day trip to Venice one day, but the sister is struck with a sudden illness and sent to her death bed. These present day events are intermingled with dreamlike remembrances of the past. It lingers a little too much on the naked bodies and sexuality of the various characters, but that is more than made up for by wonderful cinematography and music.

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