Rocco and His Brothers (New 4K Restoration!)

“Like five fingers of the same hand,” the wailing matron Rosaria describes her five sons, at the opening of Rocco and His Brothers. Bonded as they may be, each of the brothers falls prey to his own dark-night-of-the-soul, in Italian master Luchino Visconti’s sprawling epic, screening in a brand new sparkling 4K restoration. The Parondi family—recently located from rural southern Italy to Milan—is caught in a net of intertwined family, political, and social drama, as the seductions of city life chip away at the brothers’ previously held values. With this gargantuan and novelistic work, Visconti—counted among the ranks of Fellini, Rossellini, and Antonioni, and known for masterpieces such as The Leopard, Death in Venice, and La Terra Trema, as well as his influence on filmmakers from Scorsese to Coppola—has authored a bizarre and sumptuous marriage of neorealism and melodrama, universally likened to opera, and featuring magnificent performances from Alain Delon and Annie Girardot.

Dir. Luchino Visconti, 1960, DCP, 177 min.

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