Journey to Italy

97 mins.
Directed by Roberto Rossellini
NR
English and Italian with subtitles

Among the most influential films of the postwar era, Roberto Rossellini’s JOURNEY TO ITALY charts the declining marriage of a British couple (Ingrid Bergman and George 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.

Considered an ancestor of the existential works of Michelangelo Antonioni; 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.

Janus Films is proud to present a new, definitive restoration of the essential English-language version of the film, featuring Bergman and Sanders voicing their own dialogue.

"JOURNEY is not driven by the usual machinery of plot and exposition, but rather by a succession of moods, an emotional logic alternately reflected and obscured by the picturesque surroundings... In its time, this film represented the arrival of something new, and even now it can feel like a bulletin from the future." A.O. Scott. A New York Times Critics' Pick!

A special thanks to our friends at Zanna for sponsoring the Bergman retrospective this June. Dressing local originals in creative, comfortable, everyday style for forty years right in the heart of Amherst!