In 1911 an exhausted composer, Gustav von Aschenbach, arrives in a palatial summer resort in Venice to recuperate and seek new inspiration. He unexpectedly finds it in Tadzio, an angelically beautiful Polish youth. The boy‘s allure for the composer grows into platonic love. Thus he finds the idyllic beauty that he has sought in music all his life. Meanwhile cholera spreads inland and ends his life and the belle époque world. Visconti swaps writer for composer in an adroit adaptation of Thomas Mann’s famous novel, to stress the music of Gustav Mahler, who, for him, presaged the main character.
Death in Venice
Morte a Venezia
Smrt v Benátkách
IT / 1971
EN, IT / CZ TIT.
127 minutes / 35mm
Writer: Luchino Visconti, Nicola Badalucco.
Director: Luchino Visconti
Cast: Dirk Bogart, Bjorn Andresen, Silvana Manganoová, Marisa Berensonová
Music: Gustav Mahler
BRNO: 6. 11. /// 18.00 /// ART
PRAGUE: 13. 11. /// 18.00 /// LUCERNA
PLZEŇ: 20. 11. /// 19.30 /// MĚŠŤANSKÁ BESEDA