Book Tickets

Sun 23 Jun
Tue 25 Jun

Swept Away 18

Part of Women Aren't Funny
Lina Wertmüller, Italy, 1974, 114m.

Content warning: The film contains scenes of violence, sexual assault and graphic/explicit language that some might find triggering.

The screening on Sunday 23 June will be in partnership with CinemaItaliaUk.

One of the most controversial choices in the season is the highly divisive Swept Away by Italian iconoclast Lina Wertmüller – the first woman ever nominated for a Best Director Oscar.

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.

CinemaItaliaUK's mission is to raise awareness of Italian culture by promoting Italian films that go beyond the traditional genres, and to ultimately stimulate and encourage cultural integration.

Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Riccardo Salvino

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Book Tickets

Sun 23 Jun
Part of Women Aren't Funny 19:00
Tue 25 Jun
Part of Women Aren't Funny 15:30


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