(VEE) VISCONTI'S "DEATH IN VENICE" TO BE SCREENED IN PARIS

(VELINO) Roma, 22 May - The Italian Cultural Institute in Paris, on the occasion...

(VELINO) Roma, 22 May - The Italian Cultural Institute in Paris, on the occasion of the exhibition "Serenissima. Venezia in festa, da Tiepolo a Guardi" running at the Cognacq-Jay Museum until 25 June, will launch the third event of the cycle dedicated to Venice with the screening of Luchino Visconti's "Death in Venice" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 May. The movie takes place in 1911 during the "Belle Epoque", in a Venice inhabited by idle bourgeois classes; the hazy images of the city herald the end of an epoch and the cholera epidemic symbolises the encroaching war. Interspersed with only a few dialogues, "Death in Venice" unfolds slowly; Visconti filmed the locations with the oblique rays of light at dawn. Having dropped all cliche's, Venice is no longer the joyous and boisterous city of the Carnival but a grey, cold and stifling city submerged in the fog. vel
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