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3 Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman (Criterion Collection) DVD
3 Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman (Criterion Collection)

3 Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman (Criterion Collection)

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In the late 1940s, the incandescent Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca) found herself so moved by the revolutionary neorealist films of Roberto Rossellini (Rome Open City) that she sent the director a letter, introducing herself and offering her talents. The resulting collaboration produced a series of films that are works of both sociopolitical concern and metaphysical melodrama, each starring Bergman as a woman experiencing physical dislocation and psychic torment in postwar Italy. It also famously led to a scandalous affair and eventual marriage between filmmaker and star, and the focus on their personal lives in the press unfortunately overshadowed the extraordinary films they made together. Stromboli, Europe '51, and Journey to Italy are intensely personal portraits that reveal the director at his most emotional and the glamorous actor at her most anguished, and that capture them and the world around them in transition.Films Include:StromboliThe first collaboration between Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman is a devastating portrait of a woman's existential crisis, set against the beautiful and forbidding backdrop of a volcanic island. After World War II, a Lithuanian refugee (Bergman) marries a simple Italian fisherman (Mario Vitale) she meets in a prisoner of war camp and accompanies him back to his isolated village on an island off the coast of Sicily. Cut off from the world, she finds herself crumbling emotionally, but she is destined for a dramatic epiphany.Balancing the director's trademark neorealism (exemplified here in a remarkable depiction of the fishermen's lives and work) with deeply felt melodrama, Stromboli is a revelation.Europe '51Ingrid Bergman plays a wealthy, self-absorbed s
Title: 3 Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Drama-Classics
Starring: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Alexander Knox, Mario Vitale, Renzo Cesana, Ettore Giannini, Giulietta Masina, Mario Sponzo, Tersa Pellati, Sandro Franchina
Director: Roberto Rossellini
Studio: Criterion
Attributes: Black & White, Widescreen, Subtitled
Release Date: 9/24/2013
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 715515108119
Item #: 779538X

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