|4985||MIRACLE, THE* (IL MIRACOLO)||MIRACLE, THE* (IL MIRACOLO)||1948||b & w||43 min||vhs|| (Directed by Roberto Rossellini, from a story by Federico Fellini; with Anna Magnani, Federico Fellini) A crazy peasant girl allows herself to be seduced by a random traveller whom she believes is Saint Joseph. When she finds that she's pregnant, she assumes this is the child of God. Rossellini demystifies any sense of organized religious dogma, yet enhances the wonder surrounding that most truly miraculous of events, a human birth.
(In Italian with English subtitles)
(Restricted to classroom use only)