Maestro! The Films of Luchino Visconti

Alberto Zambenedetti on Ossessione

140 minutesR

Aug 4
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Alberto Zambenedetti, Assistant Professor of Italian Cinema at the University of Toronto, considers the unique position that Ossessione holds in the history of Italian neorealism, while also highlighting its global film-noir appeal as an unauthorized adaptation of James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice.

Alberto Zambenedetti

Alberto Zambenedetti is Assistant Professor in the Department of Italian Studies and the Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. He was the editor of World Film Locations: Florence (14) and the co-editor of Federico Fellini. Riprese, riletture, (re)visioni (16), and his writing has appeared in journals such as Annali D'Italianistica and Studies in European Cinema.