Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia) (Strangers) (The Lonely Woman)
Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia) (Strangers) (The Lonely Woman) (1954)

Roberto Rossellini directs this drama starring his then-wife Ingrid Bergman as Katherine Joyce, a wealthy British woman who accompanies her husband, Alex (George Sanders), on a trip across the Italian countryside to close on an inherited… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 7, 1954
DVD Release Date: February 14, 1992
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

One of the most quietly revolutionary works in the history of cinema, Roberto Rossellini's third feature starring Ingrid Bergman (his wife at the time), from 1953, turns romantic melodrama into intellectual adventure.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Voyage to Italy is the kind of movie that makes those unhappily in love feel understood. And even if that's not you (congratulations), it's still possible to groove on Rossellini's stranger-in-a-strange-land psychodrama.

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Jay Stone

Journey To Italy is a searing portrait of love turning sour under the Neapolitan sun and a bold adventure in a new kind of filmmaking.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

You might not want to bring along someone you love, because you could end up leaving the theater alone.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Voyage to Italy is close to watching actual strangers suffer loneliness despite being together. It can leave an aching bruise, but only if you're paying attention.

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Ronald Bergan
Radio Times

If one accepts the narrative simplicity and that the journey is both physical and spiritual, the film offers many rewards.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Rossellini stealthily ushers us towards a sense of heady affirmation so primal that 'romance' isn't a strong enough word for it.

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Betsy Sherman
Arts Fuse

Despite all the irritating behavior exhibited by both spouses in Journey to Italy, Roberto Rossellini's film is ultimately a work of great compassion.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

Rossellini's bitterly acute account of the death throes of bourgeois marriage in general and his own marriage to Ingrid Bergman in particular.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Ponderous direction doesn't help but the two leads are so talented that they make this pedestrian drama worth watching.
Walter M.
"Voyage to Italy" starts with Alex(George Sanders) and Katherine(Ingrid Bergman), a wealthy couple, traveling from England to Naples to see… More
Carlos Magalh„es
An intimate and involving drama about an unhappy couple facing the collapse of their marriage while on a trip that only exposes their mutual discontent. It… More
Stefanie C
Innovative narrative structure. Italy itself is a predominant character in this subtle film. A precursor to Antonioni's alienation trilogy.