I have been long finding who I feel would be comparable in acting skills to Anna Magnani and Sophia Loren. After several decades, I found her in Giovanna Mezzogiorno! Brava!
August 05, 2010
Superb in all departments - acting, direction, cinematography, settings, costumes, pacing, etc.. The selection of musical compositions were well chosen to accent the mood of the scenes. The segment from the opera Akhnaten, by Philip Glass, was particularly moving.
Beautifully acted and shot ...often painful to watch in its heavier moments ... and a bit long ... For the latter reasons I left the theater somewhat dissatisfied ... but I must say that images and impressions of the characters remained in my thoughts for several days AFTER - Great films stay with you like that ...
long, but thoroughly and good, memorable