Swept Away

NEW RESTORATION!  Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean, Swept Away is Lina Wertmuller's most famous and controversial film about sex, love and... Read more

Swept Away

Directed by Lina Wertmüller

Year: 1974
Running Time: 115
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: Italy
Language: Italian
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Swept Away

Cast
Mariangela Melato
Giancarlo Giannini

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Directed by Lina Wertmüller
Writer Lina Wertmüller


NEW RESTORATION!  Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean, Swept Away is Lina Wertmuller's most famous and controversial film about sex, love and politics. On an elegant yacht cruising off the coast of Sardinia, Raffaella (Mariangela Melato), a rich and stunning capitalist, enjoys tormenting Gennarino (Giancarlo Giannini), a Communist sailor. Fate weaves a different scenario and roles become reversed when the two find themselves stranded together on a deserted island. Raffaella must submit to Gennarino in order to survive, which culminates in a dramatic climax when they are rescued. They must determine if their love can survive the harsh realities of civilization.

Reviews

"...the lightest, most successful fusion of Miss Wertmuller's two favorite themes, sex and politics." 

"Wertmüller delivered the first girl power picture, and it's a stunning masterstroke of a movie."

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Bryn Mawr Film Institute Bryn Mawr 1512968400December 11, 2017
International Film Series - Univ of Colorado, Boulder Boulder 1507780800October 12, 2017
The Loft Cinema Tucson 1507089600October 4, 2017
Castro Theatre San Francisco 1506139200September 23, 2017
Cinematheque - Vancouver Vancouver 15060528009/22 & 9/25
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Union Theatre) Milwaukee 1506052800September 22 - September 23, 2017
Austin Film Society Austin 15054480009/15 & 9/18
International House Philadelphia 1504152000August 31, 2017
Cinestudio Hartford 1502424000August 11, 2017
AFI Silver Theatre Silver Spring 15006096007/21 & 7/23


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