Stromboli | Terra di Dio

Italian Film Festival 2022
  • Sat 18 Jun 2022
  • 3—4:25PM
  • Len Lye Cinema
  • Rating: PG
  • In line with current New Zealand restrictions for cinemas, conditions of entry to all Cinema screenings under the Covid-19 Protection Framework are:
  • o Face coverings to be worn
  • General $17.00
  • Concession $12.00 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
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  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

Karin, a young woman from the Baltic countries, marries fisherman Antonio to escape from a prison camp. But she cannot get used to the tough life in Antonio's volcano-threatened village, Stromboli.

Ingrid Bergman was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. The film’s themes and Bergman’s affair with Rossellini were scandalous at the time.

Stromboli tells the story of a nationless woman who, after the War, marries an Italian prisoner of war, a fisherman, in the hope of a future. He offers her a home and a life on his native island of Stromboli, a remote active volcano. The sublime, rugged beauty of the island volcano proves as dangerous as her internal disquiet.

On the surface, it seems like a simple set-up, but the cultural, political and gender dynamics of
Stromboli are complex and sophisticated. Bergman is outstanding, able to transmit to us her deepest emotions, both light and dark, with a fearless dignity.

The tuna fishing scene is one of the most famous in the history of cinema, but the entire film is an unmissable piece of cinema history. Many descendants of the Strombolani settled in New Zealand, often bringing their fishing expertise to Wellington’s South Coast.

- Paolo Rotondo

1950 | Drama | 81 min | Dir. Roberto Rossellini | In Italian, English & Spanish with English subtitles


Winner/Film of the Year,
Rome Prize for Cinema

Winner/Best Foreign Actress in Italian Film, Nastro d'Argento Awards

Winner/Best Actress, International, Bambi Awards

Nominated/The Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival

“Stromboli’s portrayal of marriage is trailblazing" - The Criterion Collection

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