• Italy
  • 1950
  • 106 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.37:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #673

The first collaboration between Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman is a devastating portrait of a woman’s existential crisis, set against the beautiful and forbidding backdrop of a volcanic island. After World War II, a Lithuanian refugee (Bergman) marries a simple Italian fisherman (Mario Vitale) she meets in a prisoner of war camp and accompanies him back to his isolated village on an island off the coast of Sicily. Cut off from the world, she finds herself crumbling emotionally, but she is destined for a dramatic epiphany. Balancing the director’s trademark neorealism—exemplified here in a remarkable depiction of the fishermen’s lives and work—with deeply felt melodrama, Stromboli is a revelation.

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration of the English-language version, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New 2K digital restoration of the Italian-language version, Stromboli terra di Dio, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Introduction by director Roberto Rossellini
  • New interview with film critic Adriano Aprà
  • Rossellini Under the Volcano, a 1998 documentary that returns to Stromboli fifty years after the making of the film
  • Surprised by Death, a new visual essay by film critic James Quandt on the historical and artistic themes of the trilogy (DVD)
  • Rossellini Through His Own Eyes, a 1992 documentary on the director’s approach to cinema, featuring archival interviews with Rossellini and actress Ingrid Bergman (DVD)
  • New English subtitle translation

Film Essays

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Modern Marriage on Stromboli

By Dina Iordanova September 24, 2013

Marketed as a movie of volcanic passion, Roberto Rossellini’s first film with Ingrid Bergman is rather a pragmatic take on the negotiations of matrimony. 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: Rossellini in Texas

May 12, 2016

Tonight, as part of the month-long series Rossellini: Restored and Revisited, the Austin Film Society in Austin, Texas, will screen Roberto Rossellini’s 1950 existential masterpiece Stromboli. . . . 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 »


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Film Essays

Stromboli_current_thumbnail

Modern Marriage on Stromboli

By Dina Iordanova September 24, 2013

Marketed as a movie of volcanic passion, Roberto Rossellini’s first film with Ingrid Bergman is rather a pragmatic take on the negotiations of matrimony. Read more »


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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