Journey to Italy (1954) | Roberto Rossellini | 1 h 26 min
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 cinema, JOURNEY TO ITALY is a breathtaking cinematic benchmark.
Fabulous Films are Open to the Public, and admission is free or by donation to the VIU Cowichan Student Emergency Fund.
Screenings take place at the VIU Cowichan Lecture Theatre, in Room 140 at 2011 University Way (Totem Entrance).