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Journey to Italy

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Viaggio in Italia /Journey to Italy

Fiction, Italy- France, 1954, DCP (35mm)

With Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban, Anna Proclemer, Paul Muller, Leslie Daniels, Natalia Ray

But in its construction Viaggio in Italia is no closer to the documentary than it is to the melodrama or the fictional romance. Certainly no documentary camera could have recorded the experiences of this English couple in this way, or, more to the point, in this spirit. [...] I confess my incapacity to define adequately the merits of a style so new that it defies all definition. If only in its framing and its camera movements [...] this film is unlike any others. [...] Viaggio in Italia is the story of a couple’s estrangement and their subsequent reconciliation. [...] From the museum of Naples to the catacombs, from the sulphur springs of Vesuvius to the ruins of Pompeii, we accompany the heroine along a spiritual. And if the film succeeds – logically, you could say – through a miracle, it is because that miracle was in the order of things whose order, in the end, depends on a miracle.

Όλες οι δράσεις πραγματοποιούνται υπό την αιγίδα του Υπουργείου Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού. To 7o Φεστιβάλ Πρωτοποριακού Κινηματογράφου της Αθήνας διοργανώνεται από τη Ταινιοθήκη της Ελλάδος με τη συγχρηματοδότηση του Ευρωπαϊκού Ταμείου Περιφερειακής Ανάπτυξης & εντάσσεται στο ΠΕΠ ΑΤΤΙΚΗ του ΕΣΠΑ 2007-2013.