“Pasolini’s astonishing 1962 film…seethes with the sensuality and dark iconoclasm that would mark Pasolini’s subsequent career.” The New York Times
Paolo Pasolini’s (Accatone, Salo) neorealist masterpiece stars the great Anna Magnani (Open City) as a middle-aged whore who saves money to buy an apartment, a fruit stand and retire from working the streets of Rome.
She soon brings her beloved teenage son Ettore from the country to live with her but Ettore quickly succumbs to the corrupting influence of the city, falling in with local gangs and developing a fatal crush on a disreputable girl.
Wanting to make Ettore an honest man while rebuilding her own life, Mamma Roma’s greatest challenge is her past, which inevitably comes back to haunt her.
ACTORS: ANNA MAGNANI
DIRECTOR: PIER PAOLO PASOLINI
RELEASE DATE: 1962
DURATION: 105 MIN