The Mill on the Po

The Mill on the Po ★★★

Now that the movie industries were back into full motion after World War II, one thing I'm noticing is that a lot a European films were searching back a hundred or two years to rural locations, very reminiscent of Norwegian or Scandinavian films of years passed. Perhaps it was because the cities were rebuilding after years of bombardment or wanting drama stories on a smaller scale than they'd experienced the last decade. This one does try and reach larger with a workers battle against powers that be, so it's not just a outcast girl type story so many of these rural pictures are about. And this reaches a strong enough uproar to feel engaging. Doesn't get any super love from me, but plenty of respect.