STROMBOLI

Sat, Sep 25
  • Sat, Sep 25

Director: Roberto Rossellini Run Time: 105 min. Release Year: 1950 Language: Italian

Starring: Gaetano Famularo, Ingrid Bergman, Mario Sponzo, Mario Vitale, Renzo Cesana

The first collaboration between Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman is a devastating portrait of a woman’s existential crisis, set against the beautiful and forbidding backdrop of a volcanic island. After World War II, a Lithuanian refugee (Bergman) marries a simple Italian fisherman (Mario Vitale) she meets in a prisoner of war camp and accompanies him back to his isolated village on an island off the coast of Sicily. Cut off from the world, she finds herself crumbling emotionally, but she is destined for a dramatic epiphany. Balancing the director’s trademark neorealism—exemplified here in a remarkable depiction of the fishermen’s lives and work—with deeply felt melodrama, Stromboli is a revelation.

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