Ingrid Bergman’s Stromboli Home Movies

Inside Criterion / Sneak Peeks — Sep 26, 2013

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.