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“Swept Away”: Lina Wertmüller’s masterpiece presented in a restored version at Venice 81!

5 July 2024

Swept Away (1974), written and directed by Lina Wertmüller, will be presented in competition in a stunning 4K restored version in the Venice Classics section at the 81st Venice International Film Festival. The film, listed by The Guardian among the top 25 European films of all time, has been restored by the Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna in collaboration with Minerva Pictures.

During a Mediterranean cruise, the snobbish and classist Raffaella Pavone Lanzetti (Mariangela Melato) is shipwrecked with the communist sailor Gennarino Carunchio (Giancarlo Giannini). The deserted island they land on becomes the stage for a forced cohabitation that exposes all their differences.

Featuring music by Piero Piccioni, awarded the David di Donatello in 1975.

See you soon at the Lido!