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Sandra

Luchino Visconti poaches on the neighboring property of Alain Resnais and Douglas Sirk in this melodramatic 1965 study of a woman's journey into her past, a past that contains a father murdered by the Nazis, a mother driven to insanity, and incidental implications of adolescent incest. Much maligned in its time, the film has been creeping back into critical respectability: thanks to Fassbinder, melodrama has become acceptable again. Still, it doesn't seem completely successful, even in the gentle light of revisionism—feelings and motives remain rather murky, and Claudia Cardinale's overambitious portrayal of the heroine does little to clarify things. With Jean Sorel and Michael Craig. In Italian with subtitles.

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