As Film Forum is currently closed, we are excited to announce our partnership with distributors Kino Lorber, Zeitgeist Films, and Film Movement to present recent releases in a virtual screening room. Ken Loach’s SORRY WE MISSED YOU and the Chinese noir THE WILD GOOSE LAKE — both of which were on screen when Film Forum closed on March 15 — are now available to stream at home for a multi-day rental fee. CORPUS CHRISTI, an Oscar nominee for Best International Film, and our recent repertory hit, the restoration of Luchino Visconti’s L’INNOCENTE, starring Giancarlo Giannini, Laura Antonelli, and Jennifer O’Neill, are now available as well.
Your rental of these films helps support Film Forum.
Philandering turn of the century Nietzschean Superman wannabe Giancarlo Giannini (70s comic star of Lina Wertmüller hits) ironically falls back in love with neglected wife Laura Antonelli when she becomes pregnant by another man — but then becomes insanely jealous of the child. Adapting Gabriele d’Annunzio’s steamy 1892 bestseller, Visconti directed his final film from a wheelchair, following two strokes and a broken leg, but remained as painstaking as ever, spending hours getting Antonelli’s veil just so, and getting a bitingly effective performance from Summer of 42’s Jennifer O’Neill as the cast-off mistress. Screenplay by Visconti, Enrico Medioli and the legendary Suso Cecchi d’Amico.
ITALY / FRANCE 1976 129 MINS. IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES