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Ludwig (VOA)
Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
at 13:30
Date
Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
at 13:30
Location
Main screening room
Date
December 3rd, 2022
Duration
235 min
Cycle
Carte blanche à Michel Marc Bouchard

En parallèle du cycle d’adaptations filmiques des œuvres de Michel Marc Bouchard que nous présentons, nous avons proposé à l’auteur de se prêter au jeu de la carte blanche et de programmer quelques films qui lui tiennent à cœur : c’est ainsi qu’il nous entraîne dans un voyage personnel à travers le cinéma italien, où se croisent films de grands maîtres et œuvres contemporaines, fresques splendides et chroniques intimes.

Ludwig
Directed by
Luchino Visconti
Language
English
Actors
Helmut Berger, Romy Schneider, Trevor Howard
Origins
Italy, France, West Germany
Year
1973
Duration
235 min
Genre
Drama
Format
Digital
Synopsis

Ludwig takes up the life of Ludwig II of Bavaria, a ruler with a tragic destiny whose interest lay more in the arts than in the stakes of power. Nicknamed the "mad king", Ludwig was a fervent admirer of Wagner and a patron of his art. He also initiated the construction of extravagant palaces.

Ludwig

Luchino Visconti

Luchino Visconti di Modrone, Count of Lonate Pozzolo (2 November 1906 – 17 March 1976) was an Italian filmmaker, stage director, and screenwriter. A major figure of Italian art and culture in the mid-20th century, Visconti was one of the fathers of cinematic neorealism, but later moved towards luxurious, sweeping epics dealing with themes of beauty, decadence, death, and European history, especially the decay of the nobility and the bourgeoisie. He was the recipient of many accolades, including the Palme d'Or and the Golden Lion, and many of his works are regarded as highly-influential to future generations of filmmakers.

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