Saturday, March 26

Stromboli - Roberto Rossellini (1950)

Wikipedia - "Stromboli, also known as Stromboli, Land of God (Italian: Stromboli, terra di Dio), is a 1950 Italian-American film directed by Roberto Rossellini and featuring Ingrid Bergman. The drama is considered a classic example of Italian neorealism. Bergman plays Karin, a displaced Lithuanian in Italy, who escapes the internment camp by marrying an Italian POW fisherman (Mario Vitale), whom she met in the camp on the other side of the barbed wire. He promises her a great life in his home island of Stromboli, a volcanic island located between the mainland of Italy and Sicily. She soon discovers that his home island is very harsh and barren, not at all what she expected, and the people, very traditional and conservative, show hostility and disdain towards this strange, foreign woman. Adding to her difficulties, Karin speaks little Italian. She becomes increasingly despondent and eventually wants to escape the volcano island. ..."
Criterion: Ingrid Bergman’s Stromboli Home Movies (Video)
Criterion - “Ti amo”: An Exchange of Letters
Criterion: Modern Marriage on Stromboli
NY Times
Volcano Girl By Fred Camper
YouTube: Stromboli | 1950 | Scene, Stromboli | 1950

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