JOURNEY TO ITALY

NEW RESTORED VERSION

By Roberto ROSSELLINI

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Drama - Completed 1954


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Festival de Cannes 2012
Cannes Classics
    • Year of production
    • 1954
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ITALY, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Roberto ROSSELLINI
    • Writer(s)
    • Roberto ROSSELLINI, Vitaliano BRANCATI
    • Producer(s)
    • Adolfo FOSSATARO
    • Synopsis
    • The Joyces, played by Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders, are an English couple who have gone to Italy to sell a recently inherited property near Naples. There's a coolness in their relationship and aspects of Naples add to the strain. She remembers a poet who loved her and died in the war; he idles on Capri, flirting with women but drawing back from adultery; she tours the museums of Naples and Pompeii, immersing herself in the Neapolitan fascination with the dead and noticing how many women are pregnant; with her, he's sarcastic; with him, she's critical. This deceptively simple tale of a bored couple traveling to Italy is transformed by Roberto Rossellini into a passionate story of cruelty and cynicism as their marriage disintegrates around them.
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