It was on the set of Stromboli that director Roberto Rossellini and star Ingrid Bergman, collaborating on their first film, fell in love. In these rarely seen 8 mm color home movies, shot with Bergman’s own camera (most of it by herself, but you’ll see her too), get a fascinating glimpse of the two of them at work and leisure. The footage also affords some revelatory, colorful glimpses of the blue waves and volcanic terrain of Stromboli, the island off the coast of Sicily where the film was shot.
On the Road with Elia Kazan and Budd Schulberg
In this excerpt from an interview on our new edition of A Face in the Crowd, author Ron Briley recounts the research that shaped the film’s insights on politics and media.
A Hidden Figure of the Czechoslovak New Wave Takes the Spotlight
In this excerpt from an interview on the edition of Diamonds of the Night, film programmer Irena Kovarova talks about the work of one of director Jan Němec’s key collaborators, Ester Krumbachová.
Robert Zemeckis Looks Back on His Debut-Film Jitters
In a new conversation with collaborators Bob Gale and Steven Spielberg, the director of I Wanna Hold Your Hand talks about the terror of being a first-time feature director.
How Carlos Reygadas Plans for the Unexpected
Storyboards have been an important part of the Mexican filmmaker’s process from the beginning of his career. In this interview, he talks about the freedom that meticulous pre-planning allows him on-set.