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Pasquale Iannone

Pasquale Iannone is a film scholar and critic. He teaches at the University of Edinburgh and is a regular contributor to Sight & Sound and BBC Radio.

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Bitter Rice: A Field in Italy
Bitter Rice: A Field in Italy

In Bitter Rice, Giuseppe De Santis focused his lens on the world of Italy’s female rice workers, for a story that’s part social commentary, part pulp melodrama—and introduced the world to a dazzling young actress named Silvana Mangano.

By Pasquale Iannone