Blood of My Blood
Sangue del mio sangue
A movie in two parts: one an historic witch trial, and one a contemporary black comedy.
Dir Marco Bellocchio
With Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, Roberto Herlitzka, Alba Rohrwacher
A beguiling, two-part movie set in Bellocchio’s home town: one part is an historic drama showing the brutality of an unjust witch trial (a return to subject matter explored in 1988’s The Witches’ Sabbath); the other is a contemporary black comedy about a mysterious man (who may or may not be a vampire) trying to fend off a con artist.
Italy 2016. Dir Marco Bellocchio. 18min. EST
At a rich woman’s house, the family gathers for a performance of the Ruggero Leoncavallo opera.