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Europe '51

Europa '51

Directed by Roberto Rossellini
Italy, 1952


A self-absorbed Rome socialite is racked by guilt over the death of her young son. As a way of dealing with her grief and finding meaning in her life, she devotes her time and money to the city’s poor and sick. Her newfound activism leads to conflicts with her husband and questions about her sanity.

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Europe '51 Directed by Roberto Rossellini

Critics reviews

When I first saw the movie, in the seventies, I had only the slightest sense of who Bergman was, and knew Rossellini only from “Open City,” and had no idea that their work together caused any turmoil in her life. But that lack of knowledge didn’t at all get in the way of the feeling of having seen a rare and profound masterwork. The shift in tone from closed-in gloss to open revelation, from frozen luxury to tumultuous poverty, from frivolity to purpose… is an exemplary lesson in movie-making.
November 05, 2013
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