The Innocent

Italy | 1976 | 129 min. | Luchino Visconti

November 6, 2021

Cinema Italian Style

Gabrielle d'Annunzio’s passionate novel is brought to life in the newly restored final masterpiece from acclaimed director Luchino Visconti, starring Giancarlo Giannini, Laura Antonelli, and Jennifer O'Neill.

In-person screening only.

In late-nineteenth century Italy, Tullio (Giancarlo Giannini), an insatiable aristocrat, grows bored with his timid wife Giuliana (Laura Antonelli) and neglects her for his more exciting mistress, the wealthy widow Countess Teresa Raffo (Jennifer O'Neill). After learning that Giuliana is having a torrid affair of her own, he becomes tormented by her infidelity, plunging their relationship into conflict.

  • Original Language Title: L'innocente
  • Director: Luchino Visconti
  • Principal Cast: Giancarlo Giannini, Laura Antonelli, Jennifer O'Neill
  • Country: Italy, France
  • Year: 1976
  • Running Time: 129 min.
  • Producer: Giovanni Bertolucci
  • Screenplay: Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti
  • Cinematographers: Pasqualino De Santis
  • Editors: Ruggero Mastroianni
  • Music: Franco Mannino
  • Filmography: The Leopard (1963), Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
  • Language: Italian
  • US Distributor: Film Movement


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