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7 Beauties: The Films of Lina Wertmüller

Swept Away

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Thursday 8/31
7:00 pm
$10 General Public
$8 Students & Seniors
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Dir. Lina Wertmüller, Italy, 1974, DCP, 115 min., Italian w/English subtitles

Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean, and exploring the subjects of sex, love and politics, Swept Away is Wertmüller's most famous and controversial film. On an elegant yacht cruising off the coast of Sardinia, rich and stunning capitalist Raffaella (Mariangela Melato) enjoys tormenting Communist sailor Gennarino (Giancarlo Giannini). Fate weaves a different scenario and roles become reversed when the two find themselves stranded together on a deserted island. Raffaella must submit to Gennarino in order to survive, which culminates in a dramatic climax when they are rescued and they must determine if their love can survive the harsh realities of civilization.