Angelina (1947)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Robert Firsching

Anna Magnani won Best Actress at the 1947 Venice Film Festival for her stirring comic performance in this charming film, which she co-wrote with director Luigi Zampa, Suso Cecchio D'Amico, and Piero Tellini. Magnani portrays Angelina, an impoverished housewife who begins a passionate battle to improve the standard of living in her slum neighborhood in the days following World War II. The problems of flooding, suitable housing and other hardships take a backseat to Magnani's whirlwind energy and courage, but she and Zampa never forget the warmth behind the humor.



against-the-system, conflict, homemaker, neighbor, neighborhood, poverty, sexism