- Criterion collection ;
- Feature films
Social problem films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[Irvington, N.Y.] :
- Special edition
- Item Description
- Videodisc release of a 1962 motion picture.
Special features: Interviews with Bernardo Bertolucci (6 min.), Tonino Delli Colli (9 min.), and Enzo Siciliano (9 min.) ; original theatrical trailer ; poster gallery ; documentary, Pier Paolo Pasolini (58 min., 1995) / Crommelinfilm presenta un film di Ivo Barnabo Micheli ; La ricotta (35 min., 1963) / scritto e diretto da Pier Paolo Pasolini.
- Physical Description
- 2 videodiscs (106 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
- DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
- MPAA rating: Not rated.
- Production Credits
- Photography, Tonino Delli Colli ; editor, Nino Baragli ; music, Carlo Rustichelli.
- Classroom use may be subject to licensing restrictions.
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- Disc 1.
- Feature film
- Disc 2.
- Special features.
Anna Magnani is Mamma Roma, a middle-aged prostitute who attempts extricated herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son. Filmed in teh great tradition of Itailian 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 is considered a classic; a glimpse at the country's most controversial director in the process of finding his style and a powerhouse performance by one of cinema's greatest actresses.Review by Publisher Summary 2
A former prostitute tries to leave the life and build a better one for her son.