The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Luce Cinecittà announce La Magnani, a series dedicated to the film work of iconic Italian actress Anna Magnani, May 18 – June 1. The 24-film series will screen entirely on 35mm and 16mm.
"No actress possesses the magic and the fire of Anna." – George Cukor
"[Anna Magnani] is probably the greatest actress I have ever worked with. She is the complete animal—an animal created completely for the stage and screen." – Jean Renoir
Anna Magnani's blend of fiery passion, earthy humor, and unvarnished naturalism made her the symbol of postwar Italian cinema.