Swept Away (18)

Swept Away

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.

Book Tickets

Sunday 23 Jun 20247:00pm
Tuesday 25 Jun 20243:30pm