Bread, Love and Dreams

  (Redirected from Pane, Amore e Fantasia)

Bread, Love and Dreams (Italian: Pane, amore e fantasia) is a 1953 Italian romantic comedy film directed by Luigi Comencini. At the 4th Berlin International Film Festival it won the Silver Bear award.[1]

Bread, Love and Dreams
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Directed byLuigi Comencini
Written byLuigi Comencini
Ettore Margadonna
Produced byMarcello Girosi
StarringVittorio De Sica
Gina Lollobrigida
CinematographyArturo Gallea
Edited byMario Serandrei
Music byAlessandro Cicognini
Distributed byTitanus (Italy)
I.F.E. Releasing Corporation (USA)
Release date
22 December 1953
Running time
90 minutes




Pane, amore e fantasia is usually considered the most famous example of Pink neorealism.

The film contains what many critics regard as Gina Lollobrigida's best and most naturalistic performance. The film's popularity resulted in two sequels, one with Lollobrigida: Pane, amore e gelosia (US title: Frisky) and the open-ended Pane, amore e... (English title: Scandal in Sorrento) starring Sophia Loren in the female lead role. De Sica also reprised his role in the Spanish-set Bread, Love and Andalusia (1958).

Popular MediaEdit

In The Andy Griffith Show, Season 5, Episode 17, Barney Fife sends a letter saying he watched this movie while on vacation in Raleigh, NC.


  1. ^ "4th Berlin International Film Festival: Prize Winners". Retrieved 2009-12-23.

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