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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.

5 comments

  • By David Hollingsworth
    December 31, 2015
    07:05 PM

    What a phenomenal woman! She is one of the great and iconic beauties of Cinema. It doesn't hurt that she is also an amazing actress.
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  • By HUSKY
    December 31, 2015
    08:43 PM

    I agree with everything Sidney said, I love her!!!
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  • By Moviefan777
    January 01, 2016
    08:27 PM

    Since Criterion is asking famous/justly awesome filmmakers for their recommendations, they better reward their requests by releasing Miracle In Milan (1951) and Christmas Evil (1980). Only then can we poor cinephiles ever get to also following these recommendations as well...
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  • By Casey
    January 01, 2016
    08:58 PM

    They should release Miracle In Milan but, first they should release De Sica's Two Women.
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  • By Robert A.
    January 04, 2016
    06:04 AM

    While I have been aware of criterion's important work restoring the reissuing classic films from around the globe, I was unaware of this online publication. I was reading a review of the film 'Wild' , a film that I found vaguely disappointing and underwhelming, when I saw a mention of Agnes Varda's film "Sans toit ni loi" being a more satisfying example of this kind of film. The www//criterion.com review of Varda's "Without Roof or Rules" was by a film critic named Chris Drake. I thoroughly enjoyed Drake's essay, and I look forward to reading more of his film criticism.
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