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She is dynamic, intense, driven as she pursues a film career for her daughter in Post-War Italy.
Relying on concise storytelling and genuine human emotion, these films just feel inherently real even so many decades later.
I have always been a fan of Italian neo-realist cinema being of Italian descent myself and this film is one of the best.
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0
'Bellissima' begins with a radio presentation of Donizetti's opera L'elisir d'amore (The... Read more
Visconti is the most emotive and extravagant of the Italian neo-realists.Bellissima an early film has been restored to an amazing print by The Masters of Cinema series. Read morePublished 6 months ago by technoguy
This black and white film complements the intensity of fabulous Anna Magnani. She is dynamic, intense, driven as she pursues a film career for her daughter in Post-War Italy.Published 19 months ago by NoNNa
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