Journey to Italy (Rossellini, 1953): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 6.20 & NFT3 8.30pm
This brilliant film is on an extended run at the BFI until June 6th. Details here.
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.'