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Mamma Roma (Criterion Collection) (1962)

Cast: Anna Magnani, Anna Magnani, Ettore Garofalo, more...
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Pier Paolo Pasolini
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: The Criterion Collection, Criterion
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Italy, Criterion Collection
Languages: Italian
Subtitles: English
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Synopses
Mamma Roma (Criterion Collection) (1962)
Anna Magnani stars as Mamma Roma, a rural Italian hooker trying to create a new life for herself. This proves impossible when the past keeps rearing its ugly head in the form of Mamma Rosa's previous "johns." She returns to her old profession, whereupon her son Ettore Garofalo becomes a thief and is killed by the police. Written and directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini (his second film), Mamma Roma is one of the least known but most approachable of the director's efforts. As in many of his earliest movies (and the novels which preceded them), Pasolini explores the limited lives and dashed hopes of the cafoni, the Italian equivalent of America's hillbillies. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Mamma Roma (Criterion Collection) (Bonus Disc) (1962)
Anna Magnani stars as Mamma Roma, a rural Italian hooker trying to create a new life for herself. This proves impossible when the past keeps rearing its ugly head in the form of Mamma Rosa's previous "johns." She returns to her old profession, whereupon her son Ettore Garofalo becomes a thief and is killed by the police. Written and directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini (his second film), Mamma Roma is one of the least known but most approachable of the director's efforts. As in many of his earliest movies (and the novels which preceded them), Pasolini explores the limited lives and dashed hopes of the cafoni, the Italian equivalent of America's hillbillies. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Please note: This disc contains the feature film.

Special features:

  • Three new interviews about director Pier Paolo Pasolini: Bernardo Bertolucci, an assistant to Pasolini on his early films; Tonino Delli Colli, cinematographer on eleven of Pasolini's fourteen films; and Enzo Siciliano, author of Pasolini: A Biography
  • PIER PAOLO PASOLINI (1955), a 55-minute documentary by filmmaker Ivo Barnaḅ Micheli covering the career of the controversial artist
  • LA RICOTTA (1963), a 35-minute film by Pasolini about a director who sets out to make a film about the Passion of Jesus
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Poster gallery
  • Essay by novelist and cultural critic Gary Indiana

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Mamma Roma (Criterion Collection) (1962)
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