Una donna libera (1954) AKA A Free Woman


Liana Franci, a wealthy young graduate in architecture, dreams of a more independent life so she cancels her wedding engagement with Fernando, an engineer, after meeting the musician Gerardo Villabruna and flees with him to Amalfi. After a while Gerardo confesses to her that, in spite of the good times together, he’s too engaged with music and has to leave for a long tour. Therefore Liana moves to Paris, where she finds an unrewarding job but also meets Massimo, a wealthy shipowner that decides to marry her. Problem is this marriage leaves her feeling caged… 

Director: Vittorio Cottafavi. AKA A Free Woman
Stars: Françoise Christophe, Pierre Cressoy, Gino Cervi, Mario Mazza, Lianella Carell, Christine Carère, Barbara Florian, Galeazzo Benti, Augusto Mastrantoni, Luigi Tosi, Elisa Cegani, Nada Cortese, Luigi Zuccolo.


Many thanks to Sara for the English synopsis.

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  1. Lemmy
    December 10, 2019

    Terrific rediscovery. Thanks for all you do to find and share these neglected gems, Jon!

    • Jon W.
      December 11, 2019

      My pleasure.
      Thank you Lemmy for all the support my friend, really appreciate you being here for so many years, means a lot.

  2. pim
    August 26, 2022

    there is a slightly better quality version of this on youtube

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