Visconti deploys an uncharacteristically muted stylistic palette and minimalist style (brilliantly shot by Giuseppe Rotunno) to burrow deeply into the ennui and despair of his central character. With Anna Karina.
Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI
The Stranger (Lo straniero)
Visconti’s faithful and moody adaptation of Albert Camus’ widely celebrated existentialist/ absurdist novel is one of the director’s most underrated and least seen movies. Marcello Mastroianni stars as an almost absent-minded, disengaged murderer who must then deal with his own lack of empathy and guilt.