The Witches (Le streghe)
DIRECTOR: LUCHINO VISCONTI, PIER PAOLO PASOLINI, VITTORIO DE SICA, FRANCO ROSSI, AND MAURO BOLOGNINI
CAST: SILVANA MANGANO, ANNIE GIRARDOT, FRANCISCO RABAL, CLINT EASTWOOD
Produced by Dino De Laurentiis during the height of the multi-director anthology film’s brief popularity, this quintet of strange tales is linked by a preoccupation with witchcraft and the presence in each episode of Silvana Mangano. A rare screening for a movie that evinces the incredible depth of talent in 1960’s Italian cinema, with episodes by Luchino Visconti, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Vittorio De Sica, whose contribution features Clint Eastwood as a cowboy movie fanatic trying to spice up his married life.