• Italy
  • 1954
  • 85 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.37:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #675

Among the most influential films of the postwar era, Roberto Rossellini’s Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia) charts the declining marriage of a couple from England (Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders) on a trip in the countryside near Naples. More than just the anatomy of a relationship, Rossellini’s masterpiece is a heartrending work of emotion and spirituality. Considered a predecessor to the existentialist works of Michelangelo Antonioni and hailed as a groundbreaking modernist work by the legendary film journal Cahiers du cinéma, Journey to Italy is a breathtaking cinematic benchmark.

Disc Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Introduction by director Roberto Rossellini
  • Audio commentary by film scholar Laura Mulvey
  • New interview with film critic Adriano Aprà
  • Short film featuring footage of the Rossellinis during the production of Journey to Italy
  • New interview with Rossellini and actress Ingrid Bergman’s daughters, Ingrid Rossellini and Isabella Rossellini (Blu-ray)
  • New interview with filmmaker Martin Scorsese
  • Living and Departed, a new visual essay by Rossellini scholar Tag Gallagher on the evolution of the director’s style in the trilogy
  • Surprised by Death, a new visual essay by film critic James Quandt on the historical and artistic themes of the trilogy (Blu-ray)
  • Rossellini Through His Own Eyes, a 1992 documentary on the director’s approach to cinema, featuring archival interviews with Rossellini and Bergman (Blu-ray)
  • Ingrid Bergman Remembered, a 1995 documentary on the actress’s life, narrated by her daughter Pia Lindstrom
  • New interview with G. Fiorella Mariani, Rossellini’s niece, featuring Bergman’s home movies (Blu-ray)
  • My Dad Is 100 Years Old, a 2005 short film directed by Guy Maddin and starring Isabella Rossellini (Blu-ray)
  • The Chicken, a 1952 short film directed by Rossellini and starring Bergman (Blu-ray)

Film Essays

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Journey to Italy: Fun Couples

By Paul Thomas September 26, 2013

Roberto Rossellini officially left neorealism behind with his modern masterpiece, an intimate tale of marriage on the rocks. Read more »


Film Essays

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Living in Cinema: Rossellini and Bergman in Italy

By Richard Brody September 23, 2013

The neorealist master and the Hollywood icon forged a brilliant artistic path together, despite the backlash their controversial romance generated. Read more »

Clippings

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From the Rossellini Archives

May 08, 2017

With his mix of documentary-like immediacy and profound moral inquiry, Roberto Rossellini became a pioneer of Italian neorealism, a movement that transformed the way filmmakers captured the . . . Read more »


Big Screen

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Repertory Pick: Ingrid Bergman in Arizona

November 05, 2015

In honor of the hundredth anniversary of Ingrid Bergman’s birth, the Loft Cinema in Tucson is currently hosting a monthlong celebration of the Swedish star's work entitled “The Films of Ingrid . . . Read more »


Video


Features

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“Ti amo”: An Exchange of Letters

October 04, 2013

This fascinating first contact between Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman kicked off one of cinema’s greatest—and most controversial—love affairs. Read more »


Film Essays

Journeytoitaly_current_thumbnail

Journey to Italy: Fun Couples

By Paul Thomas September 26, 2013

Roberto Rossellini officially left neorealism behind with his modern masterpiece, an intimate tale of marriage on the rocks. Read more »


Video


Film Essays

Rossellinibergman1_current_thumbnail

Living in Cinema: Rossellini and Bergman in Italy

By Richard Brody September 23, 2013

The neorealist master and the Hollywood icon forged a brilliant artistic path together, despite the backlash their controversial romance generated. Read more »

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