Journey to Italy

Journey to Italy

Directed by Roberto Rossellini • 1954 • Italy
Starring Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders

Among the most influential films of the postwar era, Roberto Rossellini’s JOURNEY TO ITALY (VIAGGIO IN ITALIA) charts the declining marriage of a couple from England (Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders) on a trip in the countryside near Naples. More than just the anatomy of a relationship, Rossellini’s masterpiece is a heartrending work of emotion and spirituality. Considered a predecessor to the existentialist works of Michelangelo Antonioni and hailed as a groundbreaking modernist work by the legendary film journal “Cahiers du cinéma,” JOURNEY TO ITALY is a breathtaking cinematic benchmark.

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Journey to Italy
  • Journey to Italy

    Directed by Roberto Rossellini • 1954 • Italy
    Starring Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders

    Among the most influential films of the postwar era, Roberto Rossellini’s JOURNEY TO ITALY (VIAGGIO IN ITALIA) charts the declining marriage of a couple from England (Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders) on a tri...

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  • Roberto Rossellini on JOURNEY TO ITALY

    The following introduction by director Roberto Rossellini was shot for “Roberto Rossellini Presents,” a 1963 French television series that broadcast his films. It was directed by Jean-Marie Coldefy.

  • Adriano Aprà on JOURNEY TO ITALY

    In this interview, conducted in 2011, critic Adriano Aprà examines the evolution of Roberto Rossellini’s style in JOURNEY TO ITALY, as well as the consistency of the director’s themes across his career.

  • Ingrid and Isabella Rossellini on Roberto Rossellini

    This interview program features fraternal twins Ingrid and Isabella Rossellini, the daughters of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini. The interviews were conducted in March 2013.

  • Martin Scorsese on JOURNEY TO ITALY

    This interview with filmmaker Martin Scorsese was conducted by critic Kent Jones in June 2013.

  • Living and Departed

    This visual essay, written, produced, and narrated by critic Tag Gallagher, the author of “The Adventures of Roberto Rossellini: His Life and Films,” examines JOURNEY TO ITALY in relation to Rossellini’s earlier collaborations with actor Ingrid Bergman.

  • Surprised by Death

    This visual essay by film critic James Quandt examines the artistic and thematic connections between STROMBOLI, EUROPE ’51, and JOURNEY TO ITALY. It was produced in May 2013.

  • The Rossellinis on Capri

    This short film features footage of the Rossellinis during the production of JOURNEY TO ITALY.

  • Rossellini Through His Own Eyes

    This sixty-minute documentary from 1992, directed by Adriano Aprà, looks at Roberto Rossellini's ever-evolving approach to filmmaking and features archival interviews with the director, actors Ingrid Bergman and Anna Magnani, and others.

  • Ingrid Bergman Remembered

    This fifty-minute documentary from 1996 looks at the life of actor Ingrid Bergman, from the heights of her Hollywood success to the relationship with director Roberto Rossellini that almost ruined her career. Produced and narrated by Pia Lindström, Bergman's daughter from her first marriage, it i...

  • G. Fiorella Mariani Interview

    This interview with G. Fiorella Mariani, Roberto Rossellini's niece, was conducted by the Criterion Collection in Rome in March 2013. In it, she discusses the special, lifelong relationship she developed with Ingrid Bergman, whose own home movies are also included in the piece.

  • My Dad is 100 Years Old

    Actor Isabella Rossellini plays every role in director Guy Maddin's loving, highly stylized seventeen-minute tribute to her father, Roberto Rossellini, including those of her mother, filmmaker Federico Fellini, and the critics who loved and hated Roberto.

  • The Chicken

    Roberto Rossellini directed Ingrid Bergman in this sixteen-minute short, originally released as part of the 1953 portmanteau film SIAMO DONNE.