films – Cinema Akil

The Witches
Franco Rossi, Luchino Visconti, Mario Volognini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Vittorio de Sica
Italy, France | 18+ | 121 mins | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Italian, English

A film of five separate comedy to drama segments--directed by Visconti, Bolognini, Pasolini, Franco Rossi and de Sica. The international cast includes Clint Eastwood, Annie Girardot and Alberto Sordi, and features Silvana Mangano. The stories deal with the roles of women in society. A superstar actress travels to a mountain resort, only to evoke jealousy from women and lust from men. A woman offers to take an injured man to the hospital. A widowed father and his son seek for a new wife and mother. A man seeks revenge for a woman's honor. A bored housewife tries to explain to her husband that he's not as romantic as he used to be. (Presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute)