3 Films By Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman: The Criterion Collection

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3 Films By Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman: The Criterion Collection

In the late 1940s, the incandescent Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman found herself so stirred by the revolutionary neorealist films of Roberto Rossellini that she sent the director a letter, introducing herself and offering her talents. The resulting collaboration produced a series of films that are works of both sociopolitical concern and metaphysical melodrama, each starring Bergman as a woman experiencing physical dislocation and psychic torment in postwar Italy. It also famously led to a scandalous affair and eventual marriage between filmmaker and star, and the focus on their personal lives in the press unfortunately overshadowed the extraordinary films they made together. Stromboli, Europe '51, and Journey to Italy are intensely personal portraits that reveal the director at his most emotional and the glamorous actor at her most anguished, and that capture them and the world around them in transition.

Films Include:

  • Stromboli / Stromboli Terra Di Dio
  • Europe '51 / Europa '51
  • Journey To Italy


  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Jun 19 2013
  • Empire SKU 1659676
  • UPC Code 715515108010
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 4
  • Disc SS-DL


Introductions To All Three Films By Director Roberto Rossellini
Rossellini Under The Volcano, a 1998 documentary That Returns To Stromboli Fifty Years After The Making Of The Film
New Interview With Film Historian Elena Dagrada On The Different Versions Of Europe '51
Audio Commentary On Journey To Italy By Film Scholar Laura Mulvey
Short Film Featuring Footage Of The Rossellinis During The Production Of Journey To Italy
New Interviews With Film Critic Adriano Apra About All Three Films
Surprised By Death, A New Visual Essay By Film Critic James Quandt On The Historical And Artistic Themes Of The Trilogy
New Interview With Filmmakers Martin Scorsese
New Interview With Rossellini And Actress Ingrid Bergman’s Daughters, Ingrid Rossellini and Isabella Rossellini
Rossellini Through His Own Eyes, A 1992 Documentary On The Director's Approach To Cinema
New Interview With G. Fiorella Mariani, Rossellini's Niece, Featuring Bergman's Home Movies
Ingrid Bergman Remembered, a 1995 Documentary On The Actress's Life, Narrated By Her Daughter Pia Lindstrom
My Dad Is 100 Years Old, A 2005 Short Film Directed By Guy Maddin and Starring Isabella Rossellini
The Chicken, a 1952 Short Film Directed BY Rossellini And Starring Bergman
Booklet Featuring Essays By Richard Brody, Dina Iordanova, Dagrada, Fred Camper, and Paul Thomas; Letters Between Bergman and Rossellini; a 1950 Article By Rossellini; and Two Interviews With the Director, From 1954 and 1963


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
    Italian Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.37:1 B&W

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