Chauncey -Theater 1 Sun, Oct 24, 2021 6:30 PM
Series Info
Series:Dostoevsky Adapted
Special Event
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:97 minutes
Director:Luchino Visconti
Year Released:1957
Production Country:Italy


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Dostoevsky Adapted

As a companion piece to the fall 2021 University of Iowa Main Library Gallery exhibition, From Revolutionary Outcast to a Man of God: Dostoevsky at 200, curated by Dr. Anna Barker, we present a selection of big screen adaptations of the great Russian writer's works.

Film introduction by Dr. Anna Barker.

Immediately following the screening, please stick around for a special conversation about the film between Dr. Anna Barker and FilmScene Programming Director, Ben Delgado.

"A crucial turning point, the link between Visconti's early neorealist manner and the obsessive stylization of his late films."—Dave Kehr, Film Chicago Reader

Marcello Mastroianni, as a lonely city transplant, and Maria Schell, as a sheltered girl haunted by a lover’s promise, meet by chance on a canal bridge and begin a tentative romance that quickly entangles them in a web of longing and self-delusion. Luchino Visconti’s Le notti bianche, an exquisite adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s White Nights, translates this romantic, shattering tale of two restless souls into a ravishing black-and-white dream.