Directors: Visconti, Luchino

Cast: Maria Micale, Sebastiano Valastro

Italy 1948 | Black & white | 150 mins | Drama

Avaliable on: DVD

An epic account of a Sicilian fishing community and the disasters encountered by a family who lose their boat in a storm. Although acted by non-professionals and avowedly Marxist, Visconti’s inherent romanticism wins through in the monumental beauty of the images and operatic handling of character.