Journey to Italy (Rossellini, 1954): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 3pm
is my personal highlight of the Festival, a masterpiece by celebrated
Italian director Roberto Rossellini in a magnificent restoration.
56th LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (10-21 October 2012) DAY 5
day (from October 10 to October 21) I will be selecting the London
Film Festival choices you have a chance to get tickets for and the
movies you are unlikely to see in
London very soon unless you go to see them at the Festival. Here
is the LFF's main website for the general information you need. Don't
worry if some of the recommended films are sold out by the time you read this as there are always
some tickets on offer which go on sale 30 minutes before each
screening. Here is the information you need to get those standby tickets.
Chicago Reader review:
'Roberto Rossellini's finest fiction film and
unmistakably one of the great achievements of the art. Ingrid Bergman
and George Sanders play a long-married British couple grown restless and
uncommunicative. On a trip to Italy to dispose of a piece of property,
they find their boredom thrown into relief by the Mediterranean
landscape—its vitality (Naples) and its desolation (Pompeii). But
suddenly, in one of the moments that only Rossellini can film, something
lights inside them, and their love is renewed as a bond of the spirit. A
crucial work, truthful and mysterious.'