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.