Making a Scene Film Series: Mamma Roma (1962)
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Mamma Roma (1962), Not Rated, 1h 50min. After many years of working in the streets of Rome, a middle-aged prostitute Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an apartment and have her son Ettore come live with her. Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
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Anna Magnani is Mamma Roma, a middle-aged prostitute who attempts to extricate herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son. Filmed in the great tradition of Italian neorealism, Mamma Roma offers an unflinching look at the struggle for survival in postwar Italy, and highlights director Pier Paolo Pasolini’s lifelong fascination with the marginalized and dispossessed.View more
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