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3 Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman

Spine #672



Release:
Sep 24, 2013
$99.95

Number of Discs: 5

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

3 Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman

Other Versions:

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Directed By: Roberto Rossellini
Starring: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders
Licensor: Cinecitta

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In the late 1940s, the incandescent Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman found herself so moved by the revolutionary neorealist films of Roberto Rossellini that she sent the director a letter, introducing herself and offering her talents. The resulting collaboration produced a series of films that are works of both sociopolitical concern and metaphysical melodrama, each starring Bergman as a woman experiencing physical dislocation and psychic torment in postwar Italy. It also famously led to a scandalous affair and eventual marriage between filmmaker and star, and the focus on their personal lives in the press unfortunately overshadowed the extraordinary films they made together. Stromboli, Europe '51, and Journey to Italy are intensely personal portraits that reveal the director at his most emotional and the glamorous actor at her most anguished, and that capture them and the world around them in transition.

Box Set: The following DVDs are included in this set:

Stromboli
Spine #673
Europe '51
Spine #674
Journey to Italy
Spine #675


Supplements
  • Archival television introductions by director Roberto Rossellini to all three films
  • Audio commentary for Journey to Italy featuring scholar Laura Mulvey
  • Rossellini Through His Own Eyes, a 1992 documentary on the filmmaker's approach to cinema, featuring archival interviews with Rossellini and actor Ingrid Bergman
  • New visual essays about Rossellini by scholars Tag Gallagher and James Quandt
  • Rossellini Under the Volcano, a 1998 documentary that returns to the island of Stromboli fifty years after the making of Stromboli
  • New interview with critic Adriano Aprà about each of the films
  • New interview with Fiorella Mariani, Rossellini's niece, featuring home movies shot by Bergman
  • New interview with film historian Elena Dagrada about the different versions of Europe '51
  • New interviews with Isabella Rossellini and Ingrid Rossellini, daughters of Rossellini and Bergman
  • Ingrid Bergman Remembered, a 1996 documentary on the actor's life, narrated by her daughter Pia Lindstrom
  • My Dad Is 100 Years Old, a 2005 short film, directed by Guy Maddin and starring Isabella Rossellini
  • The Chicken, a 1952 short film by Roberto Rossellini, starring Bergman
  • A Short Visit with the Rossellini Family, a six-minute film shot on Capri while the family was there during the production of Journey to Italy

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