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3.0
90 Ratings

Blood of My Blood

Sangue del mio sangue

Directed by Marco Bellocchio
Italy, France, 2015
Drama, History

Synopsis

Federico, a young man-at-arms, is seduced by Sister Benedetta, who is condemned to be walled up alive in the ancient catholic prison of Bobbio. Centuries later, another Federico, self-declared ministerial inspector, comes to the same prison, now home of a vampiric Count.

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Blood of My Blood Directed by Marco Bellocchio
Such good surface manners, such inner madness. After Dormant Beauty's comparably staid network narrative, Blood of My Blood's unclassifiable, almost reality-defying mix of religious drama, supernatural fantasy, and whimsical comedy comes as surprise from filmmaker Marco Bellocchio... Bellocchio's brand of crazy, at least here, is a subtle accumulation of askew details so confounding that one can't help but be drawn in simply to see how it all adds up, if at all.
February 21, 2016
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The 76-year-old Bellocchio's equations are both elliptical and pungent.
February 16, 2016
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A beguiling, Dionysian piece of filmmaking that may represent something of a breakthrough in the Italian old hand's decades-long project of evoking an unconscious, spiritual uncanny from out of a material, decreasingly Catholic world.
December 21, 2015
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