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L'Amore 1948 PG

80 mins Italy Director. Roberto Rossellini

Roberto Rossellini’s controversial two-part anthology film about blind devotion is a showcase for the manifold talents of his then-wife Anna Magnani. In the first part, A Human Voice - scripted by Jean Cocteau - Magnani gives a tour-de-force performance as a lover desperately trying to salvage her relationship over the telephone. The second, The Miracle, is written by Federico Fellini, who also stars as a mysterious ‘Saint’ who impregnates a naïve peasant woman (Magnani).

The film’s distribution history, particularly in the US, has been notably tortuous. Due to legal complications over the Cocteau section, the film was originally distributed in America containing just the Fellini story. But this caused a scandal when it was denounced by the church as sacrilegious, resulting in a First Amendment courtroom clash eventually won by the film’s distributors.

Directed by

Roberto Rossellini

Featuring

Peparuolo

Federico Fellini

Micia

Anna Magnani

Genres

Drama

Collection

The Art of Seduction Italian Classics Love Roberto Rossellini

Certificate

PG Scenes of emotional upset

Released

1948

Country

Italy

Language

English

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