Tennessee Williams Classic Film Series | The Rose Tattoo
22-March from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
The Rose Tattoo (1955) 117 minute run time
The movie is based on a play by Tennessee Williams, this classic drama centers on Serafina, a widowed Sicilian woman living in the American South who is left devastated by the death of her husband. Grief turns her into a recluse, however she is drawn back into the world when she learns of her late husband’s infidelities. Meanwhile, the arrival of a new lodger, handsome truck driver Alvaro, offers hope of a new love in her life.
It stars Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster, Marisa Pavan and Jo Van Fleet. Magnani won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance, and the film won Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography receiving five other nominations including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Pavan.