Wednesday, October 12

Bitter Rice - Dino De Laurentiis (1949)

Wikipedia - "Bitter Rice ... is a 1949 Italian film made by Lux Film, written and directed by Giuseppe De Santis. Produced by Dino De Laurentiis, starring Silvana Mangano, Raf Vallone, Doris Dowling and Vittorio Gassman, Bitter Rice was a commercial success in Europe and the United States. It was a product of the Italian neorealism style. The Italian title of the film is based on a pun; since the Italian word riso can mean either 'rice' or 'laughter', riso amaro can be taken to mean either 'bitter laughter' or 'bitter rice'. Although Bitter Rice did not win any awards, it was nominated for the 1950 Academy Award for Best Story and entered into the 1949 Cannes Film Festival. ..."
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