Journey to Italy (1954)

Viaggio in Italia / Voyage to Italy
Feature Film | Drama | Italy/France | English & Italian | 1h25m
Dir: Roberto Rossellini | Scr: Vitaliano Brancati & Roberto Rossellini | Novel: Colette | Ph: Enzo Serafin | Prod: Adolfo Fossataro | Mus: Renzo Rossellini | Ed: Iolanda Benvenuti | PD: Piero Filippone | Snd: Eraldo Giordani | Cast: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban, Anna Proclemer, Paul Muller, Leslie Daniels, Natalia Rai, Jackie Frost

A married couple, having driven from London to Naples to deal with a recently deceased relative’s estate, begins to contemplate divorce after finding that spending so much time in each other’s company, away from the comforts and distractions of friends, work, and home, proves rather challenging. However, as they spend time apart – he, in the company of other women, and she, exploring the museums and ruins of Naples – their problems nevertheless become compounded, in Rossellini’s disquieting drama. The performances of Bergman and Sanders, brought to us with great skill by all concerned against a backdrop of almost overwhelming history and sadness, prove tremendously affecting.