Bellissima Reviews

April 25, 2015
... this is about ruthless competition to break into show business with Anna Magnani as the working-class woman turned aggressive stage mother ...
April 29, 2012
A great introduction to the work of Anna Magnani and Italian neorealist director Luchino Visconti. The dialogue overlaps and everyone speaks quickly, so in all honesty it's a challenge to watch in Italian with English subtitles. But it's also rewarding.
August 28, 2006
In addition to being a beautifully told story, Bellissima is the first honest self-portrait of the cinema.
January 1, 2000
Perhaps the most unjustly neglected of Luchino Visconti's early films is this hilarious 1951 comedy.