Gradiva (1970)


After unearthing an ancient bas-relief sculpture of the gradiva or ‘woman who walks’ a young archaeologist begins to dream of the figure eluding him, while also pursuing a mysterious woman who eludes him in his waking life. Based on the novella by Wilhelm Jensen.

Director: Giorgio Albertazzi.
Stars: Laura Antonelli, Peter Chate, Giorgio Albertazzi, Joseph Wheeler, Marilù Tolo, Ugo Cardea, Giuliano Esperanti, Penny Brown, Bianca Toccafondi, Roy Bosier, Anita Bartolucci, Gisela Hahn, Cristina Davanzo.


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  1. Marcia
    May 9, 2020

    Very interesting film! It’s about archeology, Freud, poesy and love! Thank you!
    I’m using lots of my free time just to “study” the nice pearls you have in here.

  2. August 16, 2021

    fascinating, how the archeologist’s obsession with a bas relief manifests into a woman who bears the likeness of the bas relief of a Pompeii volcano victim springs to life appearing like so in his travels he sees her in Pompeii and she turns out to be a childhood girl friend; the in depth relationship implied here can be a new art theory construction by which people could have of art: a relationship with art, taking upon the meaning of art by having dreams influenced by it, and having a relationship with the art or manifests of individuals by which the art represents

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