Live from the Barbican: Jude Law stars in this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film, directed by Ivo van Hove (‘A View from the Bridge’, ‘Hedda Gabler’).
Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.
Visconti's first feature film ‘Obsession’ (1943), based on James M Cain's novel ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’, gave rise to Italian neorealism, a cinematic movement highlighting the struggles of ordinary people in a time of upheaval.
120m (No Interval)
Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)