Swept Away (1974) | 5X Lina Wertmuller

  • IU Cinema
  • February 11, 2023
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 7:00 PM
  • $5

Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean, Swept Away is Lina Wertmüller’s most famous and controversial film about sex, love, and politics. On an elegant yacht cruising off the coast of Sardinia, Raffaella (Mariangela Melato), a rich and stunning capitalist, enjoys tormenting Gennarino (Giancarlo Giannini), a Communist sailor. Fate weaves a different scenario and roles become reversed when the two find themselves stranded together on a deserted island. Raffaella must submit to Gennarino in order to survive, which culminates in a dramatic climax when they are rescued and must determine if their love can survive the harsh realities of civilization. [115 min; adventure, comedy, drama; Italian with English subtitles]

Swept Away (1974) | 5X Lina Wertmuller