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La Terra trema
The Earth will tremble
Luchino Visconti

1948 / Italy / 153'
OCT 19 / 3.00 pm, São Jorge – Manoel de Oliveira Cinema

Luchino Visconti based this 1948 film, one of the major works of neorealism, on a novel by Giovanni Verga. In a sophisticated pictorial language, La Terra trema (earthquake) depicts a sicilian family’s futile struggle against poverty and exploitation. Using only amateur actors, Visconti managed to combine human interest and social comment.