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Stromboli(Stromboli, terra di Dio)

  • Dir: Roberto Rossellini

  • Italy/USA, 1950, English/Italian, 106mins, DCP, B&W

  • Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale, Renzo Cesana

In their first ever collaboration initiated by his then-future wife Ingrid Bergman, Roberto Rossellini cast the eminent actress as Karin, a Lithuanian refugee who marries an Italian fisherman to escape the internment camp. Moving to his home island of Stromboli, Karin finds herself entrapped in harsh landscapes as well as the hostility from the conservative islanders. Frustrated at her stultifying marriage, she is determined to flee from the isle, even at the risk of her life on the edge of the live volcano. Though scandalous at the time for their extramarital affair, Stromboli stands on its own as a sobering tale of a woman crushed by xenophobia and conservatism, yet resolute in searching for emancipation.

Venice Film Festival: In Competition

17/10 (Sun): Film talk with Derek Lam

Screening:

In-theatre Screening

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