Journey to Italy
Viaggio in Italia
Rossellini’s classic examination of a marriage on the rocks features a perfectly cast Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders.
Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban
Italy-France 1954. 87min
Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders are perfectly cast as the couple whose marriage hits a crisis of mutual boredom and contempt during a trip to Italy; true to his neo-realist past, Rossellini opts for a narrative short on dramatic events, at the same time as using the banality of everyday life to shed light on his characters’ inner lives. The result is a film of extraordinary subtlety and power.
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