Journey to Italy

Journey to Italy

Roberto Rossellini (1953)

81min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
After both Stromboli and Europa '51 had met with a less than rapturous critical reception this Rossellini/Bergman collaboration saw their careers and their marriage at a low ebb. So this film about an English couple (George Sanders and Ingrid Bergman), whose marriage is in crisis, travelling by car to Naples, could be seen as semi-autobiographical. On its release, the film was attacked for being clumsily made and sentimental but those of a more romantic inclination find it beautiful. If one accepts the narrative simplicity and that the journey is both physical and spiritual, the film offers many rewards.

Cast & Crew

Katherine Joyce Ingrid Bergman
Alexander Joyce George Sanders
Marie Maria Mauban
Paul Dupont Paul Muller
Tony Burton Leslie Daniels
Prostitute Anna Proclemer
Director Roberto Rossellini
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Other Information

Black and whiteTheatrical distributor: BFIAvailable on: video and DVDReleased on: 10 May 2013