Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 311: Thu Nov 7

Journey To Italy (Rossellini, 1954): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.40pm

This Roberto Rossellini masterpiece is screening as part of the ‘Big Screen Classics’ strand at BFI Southbank and is also being shown on November 26th and 29th. 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.'

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