Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa
Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa (1965)

In this film, American Andrew comes with his young wife Sandra to her Italian estate, where she again finds herself a prisoner of the past: the memories of her dead father, hostility towards her mother, and her strange relationship with her… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1965
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Eric Hynes
Time Out

Visconti's approach is both classical and modern, etching tableaus of gone-to-seed opulence in high-contrast black and white while incorporating handheld camerawork, zooms and idiosyncratically framed shots.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

The power of the film comes not from its mystery but from its drama, from Cardinale's incredible screen presence and Visconti's vivid visual ideas.

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

A dessert cart for the cinema-minded.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The sexy Claudia Cardinale in the Electra role steals the film's acting honors.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

With its hard edges and dark shadows, crashing zooms and feline rages, Visconti's tale is, in effect, a work of Gothic modernism, in which history replaces mythology and madness evokes the blocked-out light of therapy.

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Eric Broome
"Sandra" promises greatness with the presence of luscious Claudia Cardinale and director Luchino Visconti, but this sluggish tale unfortunately fails… More
Walter M.
With the party now over in Geneva, Sandra(Claudia Cardinale) is currently free to return to her home village in Italy with Andrew(Michael Craig), her American… More