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.
Donald Richie Uncovers the Traces of a Lost Japan
In collaboration with director Lucille Carra, the renowned writer brought his impressionistic travelogue The Inland Sea—an unusual choice for a film adaptation—to the big screen.
A Palette That Sizzles On-Screen
Filmmaker Darnell Martin and writer Nelson George discuss how vividly Do the Right Thing captures the heat of a Brooklyn summer and the diverse skin tones of its cast of color.
A Genius of French Cinema Delivers a Career-Defining Performance
Raimu is at his subtle best in one of the most moving scenes in The Baker’s Wife, a moment in which the actor channels the collective despair of France’s working class.