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  1. Jim's rating of the film Sandra

    ★★★½ / DCP / Visconti’s great film is a beautifully focused, intoxicating pulp melodrama. The ghosts of a decadent past gives the film an eerie gothic mood, enhancing the psycho sexual drama between the brother and sister. Cardinale, hair flipping, mascara drenched is sultry perfection. Sorel, superb as the brother trapped in her emotional sexual cage. Visconti brings his visual flair to this dramatic chamber piece.

  2. RoRoRoro's rating of the film Sandra

  3. ammar's rating of the film Sandra

  4. Alcock Hitchfred's rating of the film Sandra

    A beautiful lush melodrama. Visconti's films were really something special.

  5. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film Sandra

    2.5 stars. Over-acted. Visconti also fell into this trap with "The Damned."

  6. Superfrog's rating of the film Sandra

    Great image, narrative did not pull me in

  7. PFL's rating of the film Sandra

    Whether we are following a car through the countryside or figures through a palazzo, ‘Sandra’ is a visual delight. Strikingly, Visconti’s camera will zoom in on the faces of his cast before sliding away, only to find his subjects again reflected in mirrors or pools of water: one can detect the impact his style has had on certain Italian directors working today. Mesmerically beautiful, but potent and enigmatic too.

  8. AliceR's rating of the film Sandra

  9. T.h. Marvelsteins's rating of the film Sandra

    You are never through with the past until the past is through with you. Dark, claustrophobic and erotically charged familial drama as myth. Still leaves questions unasked. Did this tense and wonderful film inspire Festen? Maybe also inspired In Search Of Gregory a little.

  10. Christofi Cotonou's rating of the film Sandra

    Ghosts. Ghosts everywhere. Visconti shoots in the shadows, caves and zooms into murky ponds. His pallazzo is barren and dusty. Like the pain of a recovering addict, addicted to a fading lifestyle and not a drug.

  11. Pango's rating of the film Sandra

    A bit disappointed. The cinematography is stunning, but it almost looks like a upper class soap opera, the music was a bit overwhelming.

  12. 00red00's rating of the film Sandra

    Some scenes are tremendous and the acting quite sublime, while others are really terrible with shockingly bad acting. Very frustrating.

  13. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Sandra

    Luchino Visconti gives viewers a moody and gripping psychosexual drama that has the major bonus of the beautiful Claudia Cardinale in the lead role. It's a bit overdone in places, and the ending runs slightly too long, but it's still pretty good stuff.

  14. Chris Stott's rating of the film Sandra

    A real cinematic 60s treat. Cardinale, as Visconti's incarnation of a post-war Italy, dominates the screen with her smouldering, conflicted presence, as she prowls moodily through the ruins of her, and Italy's, corrupted past before finally leaving moving into the light of a better future. Intelligent, if at times melodramatic film-making from a master.

  15. Neil Hunter's rating of the film Sandra

    I suspect if this wasn't a Visconti, oblivion would have claimed it.

  16. smndvdcl's rating of the film Sandra

    An Electra complex amongst the bourgeoisie exposited with all the poetic and haunting grandeur you would expect from one of film history's finest auteurs.

  17. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Sandra

  18. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Sandra

    I think this film is better understood as an adaptation of the Greek tragedy Electra. Visconti's no fool. He has CC walking around half naked. It's hard to be sympathetic to insanely beautiful people. Luckily, it turns out they're pathetic. The cinematography is also breathtakingly beautiful.

  19. Nachtreich's rating of the film Sandra

  20. El Biffo's rating of the film Sandra

    Visconti loves to set his films in a palazzo, even this post-Holocaust incest picture looks better in a palazzo. I think he grew up in a palazzo, too; Visconti was one of the ruling families of Italy. He is a direct descendant of the first Duke of Milan. The oldest Tarot deck in existence was created as a present for a marriage between the Visconti and Sforza families. His aristocracy permeates his ouevre. 4.6

  21. Amadeus Magnus's rating of the film Sandra

  22. FISCHER's rating of the film Sandra

    Une oeuvre difficile du grand Visconti qui fait appel à l'intelligence du spectateur, à la finesse de sa sensibilité et à un degré élevé d'attention...

  23. Stefano Pedrocchi's rating of the film Sandra

    There are indeed some peaks. Photography is a real gem.

  24. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Sandra

    Golden Lion in Venice. Admirable how the director, from an anecdote on the whole rather plain, manages to create a tragic atmosphere thanks to the musical background and the locations. Claudia Cardinale is imperial here. Highly recommended.

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