Review: Journey to Italy (1954)

Rescued from obscurity by the French New Wave, Roberto Rossellini’s deceptively mild tale of marital distress still captivates almost sixty years after its original release. You would be forgiven for thinking a melodrama about a marriage in crisis from the 1950s would have little to say about relationships today, but JOURNEY TO ITALY retains a peculiar resonance; the gaping void where love ought to be in the lives of this couple is something that many will sadly relate to, particularly in these days of high divorce rates and family breakdowns. But it’s a journey that fascinates, intrigues and challenges too.

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Published by Gavin Midgley

Freelance film journalist, blogger and geek.

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