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3 Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman

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Genres: Drama
Starring: Ingrid Bergman
Director: Roberto Rossellini
Plot Synopsis: In the late 1940s, the incandescent Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman found herself so moved by the revolutionary neorealist films of Roberto Rossellini 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.
  • Release Details
    Release Date: September 24th, 2013
    MPAA Rating: Unrated
    Movie Release Year: 1950
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:0 Minutes
    Specs:3 BD Blu-ray Discs
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.37:1
    1.33:1
    Audio Formats:English Uncompressed Mono
    Italian Uncompressed Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:Archival television introductions by director Roberto Rossellini to all three films
    A Short Visit with the Rossellini Family, a six-minute film shot on Capri while the family was there during the production of Journey to Italy
    A booklet featuring essays by critics Richard Brody, Fred Camper, Dina Iordanova, and Paul Thomas; letters exchanged by Rossellini and Bergman; “Why I Directed Stromboli,” a 1950 article by Rossellini; a 1954 interview with Rossellini conducted by Eric Rohmer and François Truffaut for Cahiers du cinéma; and excerpts from a 1965 interview with Rossellini conducted by Aprà and Maurizio Ponzi for Filmcritica
    Audio commentary for Journey to Italy featuring scholar Laura Mulvey
    Rossellini Through His Own Eyes, a 1992 documentary on the filmmaker’s approach to cinema, featuring archival interviews with Rossellini and actor Ingrid Bergman
    New visual essays about Rossellini by scholars Tag Gallagher and James Quandt
    Rossellini Under the Volcano, a 1998 documentary that returns to the island of Stromboli fifty years after the making of Stromboli
    New interview with critic Adriano Aprà about each of the films
    New interview with Fiorella Mariani, Rossellini’s niece, featuring home movies shot by Bergman
    New interview with film historian Elena Degrada about the different versions of Europe ’51
    New interviews with Isabella Rossellini and Ingrid Rossellini, daughters of Rossellini and Bergman
    Ingrid Bergman Remembered, a 1996 documentary on the actor’s life, narrated by her daughter Pia Lindstrom
    My Dad Is 100 Years Old, a 2005 short film, directed by Guy Maddin and starring Isabella Rossellini
    The Chicken, a 1952 short film by Roberto Rossellini, starring Bergman