Director Giulio Questi's Journey into Another Dimension
Italian Title: ARCANA
director: Giulio Questi
starring: Lucia Bose · Maurizio Degli Esposti · Tina Aumont
· Rosaria · Dario Vigano · Gianfranco Pozzi
is a combination of a Latin word (arcanus) and English (arcane), meaning
'secrets or mysteries.' In this case, arcana also refers to the
twenty two trump cards in a tarot deck known as the Major Arcana.
The story deals with a widow who earns her living as a clairvoyant in
Milan; however, she has no real psychic power. On the other hand, her
son does have unbridled supernatural powers and mom is determined to
help him become a strong sorcerer. But he is an undiscplined boy who
fails to grasp the real strength he possesses and, instead, unleashes
a madness that affects everyone around him.
directed and edited by Giulio Questi, an industry player who worked
with many Italian luminaries (including Federico Fellino and Francesco
Rosi). However, despite his legendary reputation, he helmed only three
feature films: the extraordinary
DEATH LAID AN EGG, DJANGO
KILL...IF YOU LIVE, SHOOT! and this challenging motion picture.
Questi - who sometimes used the Elio Montesti pseudonym - died from
natural causes in December 2014 at age 90.
An Italian film
with English subtitles; fullscreen format, uncut (106 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include theatrical
For Mature Audiences