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Death in Venice © Warner Bros.


Death in Venice
(1971, 130 minutes)
Director: Luchino Visconti
Adapted from Thomas Mann's novella of the same name, this haunting film tells the story of avant-garde composer Gustave Aschenbach (loosely based on Gustav Mahler, played by Dirk Bogarde) who travels to Venice where he develops a troubling infatuation with a beautiful adolescent boy, Tadzio (Björn Andrésen). With stunning cinematography and featuring music by Gustav Mahler. This screening coincides with the exhibition Renaissance Venice: Drawings from the Morgan.
Friday, June 29, 2012, 7 p.m.

Exhibition-related films are free with museum admission. Tickets are available at the Admissions Desk on the day of the screening. Advance reservations for Morgan Members only: 212.685.0008, ext. 560, or

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.

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The programs of The Morgan Library & Museum are made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Background images: Photography by Todd Eberle unless otherwise noted. © 2006 Todd Eberle.