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    Bitter Rice (Lux Film, 1950). Italian Foglio (27.5" X 39.5").
    Produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed by Giuseppe De Santis, this earthy tale of women field workers in post-war Italy is one of the great landmark films of the neo-realist movement, and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Writing. Silvana Mangano stars as a tempestuous rice worker who is loved by the good Marco (Raf Vallone), and by a small-time criminal, Walter (Vittorio Gassman). She ultimately chooses the wrong man, which leads to tragedy for herself and the other women of the story, including Walter's long suffering girlfriend, Francesca (Doris Dowling). This classic Italian poster, with eye-popping artwork by Dante Manno, is highly coveted by collectors. Condition before restoration included some fold wear with crossfold separations including slight paper loss, a small hole in the bottom border, and sections of the borders were replaced; professional restoration has addressed these issues and the poster presents beautifully. Fine on Linen.


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