Le notti bianche Le notti bianche

Le notti bianche

Luchino Visconti

 
Le notti bianche (Criterion DVD)

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  • Italy
  • 1957
  • 101 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.66:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #296

Marcello Mastroianni, as a lonely city transplant, and Maria Schell, as a sheltered girl haunted by a lover’s promise, meet by chance on a canal bridge and begin a tentative romance that quickly entangles them in a web of longing and self-delusion. Luchino Visconti’s Le notti bianche, an exquisite adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s “White Nights,” translates this romantic, shattering tale of two restless souls into a ravishing black-and-white dream.

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Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno
  • A collection of interviews, from 2003, with screenwriter Suso Cecchi D’Amico, film critics Laura Delli Colli and Lino Miccichè, cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno, and costume designer Piero Tosi
  • New audio recording of Dostoyevsky’s “White Nights,” also downloadable as an MP3
  • Rare screen-test footage of Mastroianni and Schell
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Plus: a new essay by film scholar Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

    New cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

Film Essays

Le notti bianche

By Geoffrey Nowell-Smith July 11, 2005

Le notti bianche (White Nights) occupies a central position within Luchino Visconti’s body of work. In appearance at least, it consummates a break with the neorealism of the 1940s and early . . . Read more »

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February 14, 2014


Dispatches

Remembering Suso Cecchi D’Amico

By Antonio Monda August 02, 2010

The great, beloved screenwriter Suso Cecchi D’Amico died this past weekend at the age of ninety-six. A longtime collaborator of Luchino Visconti’s (theyre pictured together above), including on . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Le notti bianche

By Geoffrey Nowell-Smith July 11, 2005

Le notti bianche (White Nights) occupies a central position within Luchino Visconti’s body of work. In appearance at least, it consummates a break with the neorealism of the 1940s and early . . . Read more »