Stromboli

Stromboli

Directed by Roberto Rossellini • 1950 • Italy, United States

The first collaboration between Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman is a devastating portrait of a woman's existential crisis, set against the beautiful and forbidding backdrop of a volcanic island. After World War II, a Lithuanian refugee (Bergman) marries a simple Italian fisherman (Mario Vitale) she meets in a prisoner of war camp and accompanies him back to his isolated village on an island off the coast of Sicily. Cut off from the world, she finds herself crumbling emotionally, but she is destined for a dramatic epiphany. Balancing the director's trademark neorealism, exemplified here in a remarkable depiction of the fishermen's lives and work, with deeply felt melodrama, STROMBOLI is a revelation.

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Stromboli
  • Stromboli

    Directed by Roberto Rossellini • 1950 • Italy, United States

    The first collaboration between Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman is a devastating portrait of a woman's existential crisis, set against the beautiful and forbidding backdrop of a volcanic island. After World War II, a Lithuanian...

Extras

  • Roberto Rossellini

    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.

  • Jhumpa Lahiri on STROMBOLI

  • Adriano Aprà

    In this interview, conducted in 2011, film critic Adriano Aprà examines both the themes of STROMBOLI and the media scandal that erupted during its production.

  • Rossellini Under the Volcano

    In this 1998 documentary, director Nino Bizzarri visits the island of Stromboli almost fifty years after the making of Roberto Rossellini’s film. There, he interviews actor Mario Vitale, who plays Antonio in STROMBOLI; members of the film’s crew; and villagers who recall the production.

  • Stromboli terra di Dio