Alba Rohrwacher, whose filmmaker sister Alice Rohrwacher has a short film debuting at the fest this year, won Venice’s Best Actress prize last year for her deranged and mesmerizing performance in “Hungry Hearts.” She returns to the Lido this year with another creepy-looking film, “Blood of My Blood,” from director Marco Bellocchio.
He made 2009’s splashy, flashy and gorgeous Mussolini romance “Vincere,” and competed for the Golden Lion in 2012 with “Dormant Beauty.” Venice awarded this prolific Italian auteur a lifetime achievement award in 2011. Check out the trailer for his 2015 Venice premiere, a period drama set in Northern Italy, 17th century when, in a monastery, “a nun accused of witchcraft seduces a young confessor who refuses to yield to his searing temptation. A fight of desires, illusions and lies that will unexpectedly vibrate until nowadays…”
No subtitles, alas.