The Visit
First screened in June 2014
Director: Bernhard Wicki. Cast: Anthony Quinn, Ingrid Bergman, Valentina Cortese, Irina Demick, Hans Christian Blech, Paolo Stoppa, Eduardo Ciannelli, Claude Dauphin, Marco Guglielmi, Jacques Dufilho, Romolo Valli, Fausto Tozzi, Giorgio Sciommer. Screenplay: Ben Barzman (based on the play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt).

Twitter Capsule: Memorably bitter, especially given Bergman's history. Still, play is slightly softened. Camera a bit stiff. Interesting.

VOR:   Euro mishmash, lacking level of direction that could pull it together or mobilize an acute, timely statement. Still, a bit amazing it got made. Bless Bergman for her taste in projects.

Photo © 1964 20th Century Fox

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Costume Design (Black & White): René Hubert

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