The Peddler and The Lady (Campo de’ fiori)

(Italy/1943—directed by Mario Bonnard)

In Rome’s storied marketplace, Campo de’ fiore, vegetable peddler Elide (Anna Magnani) argues constantly with fishmonger Peppino (Aldo Fabrizi), refusing to admit her deep, hidden affection for him. Elide’s reticence is put to the test, however, when Peppino finds himself smitten by the beautiful young Elsa (Caterina Boratto). Two years later, Magnani and Fabrizi would co-star in Rossellini’s great Open City; watching their pairing in this poignant romance is a rare delight. (95 min.)

The 17th annual “Week of Italian Language in the World” (La Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo) celebration – an annual event organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – focuses on the great legacy of Italian movies, and is presented in partnership with the Consulate of Italy in Detroit and Istituto Luce Cinecittà.

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