Two Women ★★★★ La Ciociara 1961
Widowed Cesira (Loren) and her 13-year-old daughter Rosetta (Brown) travel wartorn Italy during WWII and must survive lack of food, bombings, and brutal soldiers. Tragic, moving, well-directed. Loren received well-deserved Oscar. Based on the novel by Alberto Moravia. In Italian with English subtitles or dubbed. 99m/B VHS, DVD . IT Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Eleonora Brown, Jean-Paul Belmondo; D: Vittorio De Sica; W: Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica; C: Gabor Pogany; M: Armando Trovajoli. Oscars ‘61: Actress (Loren); British Acad. ‘61: Actress (Loren); Cannes ‘61: Actress (Loren); Golden Globes ‘62: Foreign Film; N.Y. Film Critics ‘61: Actress (Loren).