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Brief Encounter with the Rossellini family

Kort möte med familjen Rossellini
Directed by: Gert Engström
SE 19535' se

A newsreel commissioned by a Swedish newspaper documenting Roberto Rossellini’s, Ingrid Bergman’s and their children’s (first-born Renato, Isabella and Isotta) visit to Naples and the island of Capri. The film Journey to Italy (1954) was being made at that time and this five-minute newsreel gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of the making of the film, as well as a close-up of the union between an Italian director and a Swedish actress, which was at the time considered scandalous.

In 1948, Roberto received a letter from an actress saying: “Dear Mr. Rossellini, I saw your films Open City and Paisan, and enjoyed them very much. If you need a Swedish actress who speaks English very well, who has not forgotten her German, who is not yet very understandable in French, and who, in Italian knows only ‘ti amo,’ I am ready to come and make a film with you.” This letter was the beginning of Rossellini’s and Bergman’s relationship.

16 October, 13:30
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16 October, 13:30

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