Watch This! Liv Ullmann Recommends . . .

On Film / Short Takes — Dec 31, 2015
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Back in October, the great Liv Ullmann stopped by Criterion to film a program for the release of Jan Troell’s 1970s films The Emigrants and The New Land, which form a two-part epic in which Ullmann stars alongside Max von Sydow. We took the opporutnity to ask the actor and director for some advice: what film should we watch tonight? She responded by suggesting Vittorio De Sica’s 1951 film Miracle in Milan, a neorealist fable about a poverty-stricken community in postwar Milan, which the director made between the more purely neorealist films Bicycle Thieves and Umberto D. Ullmann’s thoughtful explanation of what she loves about this film reveals the acute sensitivity she bring to everything she does.