New Restoration! JOURNEY TO ITALY
June 21 - June 23, 2013
New DCP Restoration! Area Premiere June 21–23!
Among the most influential films of the postwar era, Roberto Rossellini’s JOURNEY TO ITALY charts the declining marriage of a British couple (Bergman and Sanders) on a trip in the countryside near Naples. More than just an anatomy of a relationship, Rossellini’s masterpiece is a heartrending work of emotional transcendence and profound spirituality. Hailed as a groundbreaking work of modernism by the critics of Cahiers du Cinéma and named by Martin Scorsese as one of his favorite films, JOURNEY TO ITALY is a breathtaking cinematic landmark. We’re thrilled to launch our first major slate of repertory programming on our new DCP projection system with this long-unavailable international classic. A favorite of Brattle audiences in years past (it was a flagship film in frequent Italian cinema series), JOURNEY TO ITALY gradually fell victim to poorly maintained prints until it was simply no longer available for regular screenings. This will be the first time we have featured it in almost 15 years, and it screens in a gorgeous new restoration of the essential English-language version of the film by Janus Films. (1954) dir Roberto Rossellini w/Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders [97 min] Digital Presentation