We, the Women | Siamo donne – dir. Roberto Rossellini, Gianni Franciolini, Alfredo Guarini, Luchino Visconti, Luigi Zampa, 1953

date: 05/08/2011, time: 09:00, place: The Silver Star Cinema, film program: retrospective of Robert Rossellini, artistic program: films
film program: Viaggio in Italia,

IT | 1953 | b&w | 95 min
dir | Roberto Rossellini, Luchino Visconti, Luigi Zampa, Gianni Franciolini, Alfredo Guarini pro | Alfredo Guarini ph | Otello Martelli, Gábor Pogány, Domenico Scala,  Enzo Serafin mus | Alessandro Cicognini ed | Jolanda Benvenuti, Eraldo Da Roma, Adriana Novelli, Mario Serandrei cast | Ingrid Bergman, Anna Magnani, Isa Miranda, Alida Valli, Anna Amendola, Emma Danieli, Cristina Doria dis | Ripley’s Film

“We, the woman” is a movie consisting of five sketches made by Italian cinema masters: Luigi Zampa, Gianni Franciolini, Roberto Rossellini, Luchino Visconti oraz Alfredo Guarini. The directors construct a multiple portrait of those days women using real episodes from life of famous actresses, which in turn play themselves on the screen. In the novels one after another appear great Italian and world movie stars like Alida Valli, Ingrid Bergman, Isa Miranda and Anna Magnani. “We, the woman” is an interesting attempt to make a collage movie which allows us to see the fascinating woman cinema icons in situations far digressed from stereotypical imagination.

DIRECTOR | Luchino Visconti (1906-1976)
Luchino Visconti di Modrone – Count of Lonate Pozzolo, Italian theater and cinema director, as well as a writer. In an early period of his work representative of Neo-realism. He is best known for his films „The Leopard” (1963) and „Death in Venice” (1971).

DIRECTOR | Luigi Zampa (1905-1991)
Italian director and writer. Son of a worker, Zampa studied film making from 1932 to 1937 in Italian Film Scholl Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. He made his debut in 1941, and after the Second World War  Zampa became one of the Neo-realist directors. At that time he made his most appreciated movies like „To Live in Peace” (1947), „Difficult Years” (1947) or „The city Stands Trial” (1952).

DIRECTOR | Gianni Franciolini (1910-1960)
Italian film director and screenwriter. Between 1939 and 1959 he directed 19 films. For the movie „Racconti romani” Franciolini was awarded with David di Donatello Award.