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VICE and the Criterion Collection Present: Martin Scorsese on the Films of Roberto Rossellini

Since every major player who worked on Rossellini's films is dead, Martin Scorsese (who was heavily influenced by them) gives us the 411 on the filmmaker's seminal work.

by VICE Staff
Aug 28 2014, 4:37pm

In the late 40s, Ingrid Bergman was the coolest, hottest, and most talented lady around Hollywood. She saw some Italian neo-realist films by Roberto Rossellini, wrote him a letter, starred in a number of his movies, and proceeded to have a scandalous affair and marriage with him. In each film, Bergman experiences some sort of deep existential crises in the midst of political and social upheaval. Since every major player who worked on those films is dead, Martin Scorsese (who was heavily influenced by the films) gives us the 411 on the three movies in this short doc, and it’s fucking fascinating.