Two Women
(La Ciociara)

Screening on Film
Directed by Vittorio De Sica.
With Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Eleonora Brown.
Italy, 1960, 35mm, black & white, 105 min.
Italian with English subtitles.

A heartbreaking story of survival during WWII, a preternaturally beautiful Sophia Loren stars as a young widow returning to her native village, fleeing Rome and the Allied bombings with her teenage daughter. An operatic and devastatingly intense story of family ties and societal hypocrisy, Two Women is one of the greatest film melodramas of all time. When the small town proves no safer than the city, both mother and daughter must reach far deeper into the well of human suffering than seemingly imaginable.

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