- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 54 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: March 13, 2012
- Originally Released: 1951
- Label: Ent. One Music
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 06/24/1994
"...[A] Neo-Realist masterpiece....A blazing performance by [Magnani]..." -- Critic's Choice
Total Film - 10/01/2007
3 stars out of 5 -- "Watched today, BELLISSIMA's themes of celebrity, money and the need for escapist fantasy are especially pertinent."
Sight and Sound - 10/01/2007
"[P]rofound....Visconti's understated direction helps, but it's Magnani's performance that drives it."
A mother blinded by pride hatches unrealistic plans for her daughter's show business career when a famous director comes to town and starts casting the role of a young girl for his movie.