Bellissima ★★★ 1951
A woman living in an Italian tenement has unrealistic goals for her plain but endearing daughter when a famous director begins casting a role designed for a child. The mother's maternal fury and collision with reality highlight a poignant film. Italian with subtitles. 130m/B VHS, DVD . IT Anna Magnani, Walter Chiari, Alessandro Blasetti, Tina Apicella, Gastone Renzelli; D: Luchino Visconti; W: Luchino Visconti, Cesare Zavattini, Francesco Rosi, Suso Cecchi D'Amico; C: Piero Portalupi, Paul Ronald.