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Two Women 15 rating

Sophia Loren won an Oscar® for her performance as a mother trying to protect her daughter in wartime Italy, in Vittorio De Sica's neorealist classic.

War 1960 100 mins

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Overview

Sophia Loren an Oscar® for ‘Best Actress’ – the first ever in a foreign-language film – for her performance in Vittorio De Sica's neorealist masterpiece. Two Women tells the story of a young widow, Cesira (Sophia Loren) and her 12 year old daughter who flee war-ravaged Rome to Cesira’s native village in Ciociaria. Yet, as the allied forces push back the German occupation, the two women fall victim to a devastatingly brutal act at the very hand of the country’s liberators.