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?

VOR:   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.

Photo © 2015

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Venice Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize

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