La Ciociara (Two Women) (The Woman from Ciociara)
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La Ciociara (Two Women) (The Woman from Ciociara)
Normally, an actor or actress in a foreign-language film was not the ideal candidate for an Academy Award, inasmuch as his or her English-language "performance" was often dubbed in by an anonymous third party. Such was not the case of Sophia Loren in Two Women (La Ciociara), who did her own English dubbing. Adapted by director Vittorio De Sica and Cesare Zavattini from the novel by Alberto Moravia, Two Women is the semi-neorealist account of widow Cesira (Loren) and her teenaged daughter, Rosetta (Eleanora Brown), as they struggle to survive in war-ravaged Italy. A conventional… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Rendering an astounding performance as a young widow in Vittiro De Sica's bleak neo-realistic WWII drama, Italian Sophia Loren became the first actress to (deservedly) win the Oscar for a role in a foreign-language film."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Staggering story, outstanding acting, particularly Loren."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"A powerful experience to behold, and one of De Sica's finest films."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"A bleak but powerful anti-war drama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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