- Director: Roberto Rossellini
Jacques Rivette described it as the film that “opens a gap through which all modern cinema must, obligatorily, pass”. A couple travels to Italy to sell a villa near Naples that they have inherited. As they leave the ambiance of London and find themselves in a pleasant landscape, the two experience forgotten feelings, jealousies and resentments. A gem from Rossellini, the portrait of a marriage in crisis, a mix of fiction and documentary – neither of which always perform a strictly narrative function. A film inspired by the last pages of “The Dead”, from James Joyce’s “The Dubliners”.