Thanks to those brilliant people at Eureka!, we’ve got two copies to give away of the newly-minted Blu-Ray of Visconti’s Rocco and His Brothers.
This is one of my favourite Italian movies EVER – rough, raw, sexy and thrillingly emotional. It’s about a family of five brothers who move from the blighted rural south to seek a better life in metropolitan Milan. However, the city’s pressures and temptations work their wretched effects on their loves, dreams and lives.
If it sounds a bit torrid, well, that’s Italian neorealism for you, with all its street life and opera, its boxing, breakdowns and tears.
It’s a quite magnificent movie still, with remarkably powerful turns from Alain Delon as the selfishly selfless Rocco, Renato Salvatori, tart-with-heart Annie Girardot (in real life, these two stars fell in love on set and married in 1962) and a young Claudia Cardinale. And there’s a typically lyrical Nino Rota score that soars and dives to match the heart’s palpitations.
And indispensable, mighty classic of world cinema, then, just for you.
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This competition closes on Sunday 20th March at midday.