Blood of My Blood
aka Sangue del mio sangue First screened in September 2015
Director: Marco Bellocchio. Cast: Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, Lidiya Liberman, Roberto Herlitzka, Toni Bertorelli, Fausto Russo Alesi, Alberto Cracco, Alba Rohrwacher, Federica Fracassi, Filippo Timi, Bruno Cariello, Elena Bellocchio, Patrizia Bettini. Screenplay: Marco Bellocchio. Twitter Capsule:
My astigmatism around high-theatrical Italian melodrama persists. Less crude than Vincere but ideas seem simple?
I see an attempt here to challenge misogyny in the church and to permeate Catholic imagery with pagan influences. Daring, but only to a point, and not free of its own sexism.