Friday, May 17 - Sunday, May 19, 2019
Anna Magnani is Mamma Roma, a middle-aged prostitute who attempts to extricate herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son. Filmed in the great tradition of Italian neorealism, Mamma Roma offers an unflinching look at the struggle for survival in postwar Italy, and highlights director Pier Paolo Pasolini’s lifelong fascination with the marginalized and dispossessed. Though banned upon its release in Italy for obscenity, today MAMMA ROMA remains a classic, featuring a powerhouse performance by one of cinema’s greatest actresses and offering a glimpse at a country’s most controversial director in the process of finding his style. – Janus Films
Screening as part of our Spring 2019 season of “Weekend Classics: Love, Mom and Dad.”
- Country Italy
- Language In Italian with English subtitles.
- Year 1962
- Running Time 110 minutes
- Distributor Janus
- Director Pier Paolo Pasolini
- Writer Pier Paolo Pasolini
- Editor Nino Baragli
- Cinematographer Tonino Delli Colli
- Cast Anna Magnani, Ettore Garofolo, Franco Citti, Silvana Corsini, Luisa Loiano
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