Bellissima 1951 PG
1.00PM Sat 8 Jun 2019 (1hr 54mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
Bellissima will screen from an imported 35mm film print.
Anna Magnani stars as a single-minded stage mother who is determined to make her daughter a star when she discovers that a Roman film studio is searching for a child actress. Visconti winds a caustic satire adroitly around a neorealist drama, crafting an early-career masterpiece that acts as a lynchpin between his cinematic styles. The film itself is a vicious attack on empty celebrity culture and those who exploit romantics with stars in their eyes, while also painting a rich portrait of Magnani’s working class mother.
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 114 MINUTES, ITALY, ITALIAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: LUCHINO VISCONTI / SCRIPT: CESARE ZAVATTINI, SUSO CECCHI D’AMICO, FRANCESCO ROSI, LUCHINO VISCONTI / CINEMATOGRAPHER: PIERO PORTALUPI / EDITOR: MARIO SERANDREI / PRODUCTION CO: FILM BELLISSIMA / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM