Journey to Italy ★★★★

The visual juxtapositions in this film are INCREDIBLE. The living being surrounded by dead bodies. The ruins that are both large and empty, somber and beautiful. Ingrid Bergman being reduced to a minuscule scale in the presence of opulent, imposing, sculptures. The window of separation between Bergman in her car and the world that exists in the streets of Napoli just beyond her eye line.

In true neorealist fashion, Rossellini thrusts the environment upon his central protagonists, and in the discomfort their inner psychologies are brought to the forefront of the screen.

Also, Ingrid Bergman eating spaghetti is one of the most captivating things I have seen all year

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