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Europe '51

Spine #674



Release:
Sep 24, 2013
$79.95

Number of Discs: 2

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

Europe '51

Other Versions:

Blu-ray


Directed By: Roberto Rossellini
Starring: Ingrid Bergman
Licensor: Cinecitta

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Ingrid Bergman plays a wealthy, self-absorbed socialite in Rome racked by guilt over the shocking death of her young son. As a way of dealing with her grief and finding meaning in her life, she decides to devote her time and money to the city's poor and sick. Her newfound, single-minded activism leads to conflicts with her husband and questions about her sanity. The intense, often unfairly overlooked Europe '51 was, according to Rossellini, a retelling of his own The Flowers of St. Francis from a female perspective. This unabashedly political but sensitively conducted investigation of modern sainthood was the director's favorite of his films.

Supplements
  • Both English and Italian versions
  • Archival television introduction by director Roberto Rossellini
  • New interview with critic Adriano Aprà
  • New interview with film historian Elena Dagrada about the different versions of Europe '51
  • New interviews with Isabella Rossellini and Ingrid Rossellini, daughters of Roberto Rossellini and Bergman
  • My Dad Is 100 Years Old, a 2005 short film, directed by Guy Maddin and starring Isabella Rossellini
  • New interview with Fiorella Mariani, Rossellini's niece, featuring home movies shot by Bergman
  • The Chicken, a 1952 short film by Roberto Rossellini, starring Bergman

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