Considered by many to be Italian master Luchino Visconti’s greatest work, Senso (1954) is set during the 1866 Austrian occupation ofItaly. The troubled Countess Livia Serpieri (Alida Valli, The Third Man) betrays her country for the love of an Austrian rogue, Franz Mahler (Farley Granger, Strangers on a Train). As her resources dwindle, Livia comes to realize that their love might not be as pure as she had thought. With a new restoration and a proper US release, one of the world’s most beautiful films is finally getting the attention it has always deserved.
New 4K restoration.