January 7: Dangerous Beauty
A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft.
Directed by Marshall Herskovitz
Rated R; 114 minutes; 1998
January 14: Wings of the Dove
The Henry James’ classic of a couple with everything but money, an heiress with everything but love, and a temptation no one could resist.
Miramax Films; Directed by Iain Softley
Rated R; 101 minutes; 1997
January 21: Death in Venice
In this adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel, a composer travels to a Venetian seaside resort in search of repose but discovers an obsession.
Warner Bros.; Directed by Luchino Visconti
Rated PG; 130 minutes; 1971
January 28: Don’t Look Now
A couple grieving the death of their daughter is in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.
Paramount Pictures; Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Rated R; 110 minutes; 1973
February 4: The Talented Mr. Ripley
In 1950s, an underachiever is sent to Europe to retrieve a millionaire playboy. When the errand fails, he resorts to extreme measures.
Paramount Pictures; Directed by Anthony Minghella
Rated R; 139 minutes; 1999
February 11: Bread and Tulips
A day trip to Venice is the starting point of a new life. A woman's fairy tale of hope. Italy (English subtitles)
First Look Pictures; Directed by Silvio Soldini
Rated PG-13; 114 minutes; 2001