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64 Ratings

Bread, Love and Dreams

Pane, amore e fantasia

Directed by Luigi Comencini
Italy, 1953
Comedy, Romance


Vittorio De Sica plays the middle-aged marshal of carabiniers in a remote Italian mountain village. He’s anxious to marry, and selects young Gina Lollobrigida as his bride; but she is already in love with De Sica’s shy subordinate Roberto Risso.

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Bread, Love and Dreams Directed by Luigi Comencini

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1954 | 2 wins including: Silver Bear

Academy Awards

1955 | Nominee: Best Writing, Motion Picture Story

National Board of Review

1954 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

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